Daily Devotional

Thrones And Crowns

Know Your Reward

9th November 2020

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 17: 1-53


“And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” (1 Samuel 17: 26)

In our Focal Scripture, David began to ask about what would be done for the man that kills Goliath. Others were looking at how scary Goliath was, but David showed up and his question was about the benefit of killing Goliath. David showed up, and he began by looking at the reward he would get if he dared to kill Goliath. David was driven by the expected reward for an exploit he was yet to accomplish. David was driven by expected rewards.

Friend, there may be ‘Goliaths’ on your pathway, there may be issues that want to halt your advancement, there may be situations that are forcing you to retreat and stay away from the victories you need to attain, there may be roadblocks that want to make a mess of your zeal and passion to succeed, but today, God says, take a look at the expected rewards, and press on. Take a look at the progress you will make, and press on.

Don’t allow the distractions on your way to stop you; don’t allow the discouraging voices around you to stop you; don’t allow the odds that are against you to stop you; don’t allow the failures of others to stop you; don’t allow the fear of failure to stop you; don’t allow the fears of other people to stop you; don’t let the difficulty in achieving the desired results to stop you; don’t allow the fear of not succeeding, to stop you.

David knew about the greatness of Goliath, but he was more interested in the benefits of defeating Goliath; and in the end, he defeated Goliath and reaped the benefits. He focused on the benefits, and he didn’t stop until he got the benefits. Did you know that if you paid more attention to the rewards in your mission, you will find more energy in your inner man to press on and hit your targets?

Today, look closely at your ‘Goliath’ and see the benefits you would reap if Goliath goes down. Focus on the reward, and you will find the needed drive to defeat every Goliath on your pathway.


I focus on my reward; I am driven by my reward, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12: 2)

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