August 8, 2013

1 Chronicles 20:4-8 (MSG)
Later war broke out with the Philistines at Gezer. That was the time Sibbecai the Hushathite killed Sippai of the clan of giants. The Philistines had to eat crow. In another war with the Philistines, Elhanan son of Jair killed Lahmi, the brother of Goliath the Gittite whose spear was like a ship’s boom. And then there was the war at Gath that featured a hulking giant who had twenty-four fingers and toes, six on each hand and foot—yet another from the clan of giants. When he mocked Israel, Jonathan son of Shimea, David’s brother, killed him. These came from the clan of giants and were killed by David and his men.

Sibbecai–the Lord sustains
Sippai–threshold silver cup
Elhanan–God is gracious
Jair–my light who diffuses light
Lahmi–my bread my war
Jonathan–gift of God
Shimei–to hear, listen, obey

Our Father in heaven,
You are gracious. In Your light there is no darkness at all. You sustain us in every way.
Open our ears to hear and obey You, that we may overthrow the giants of greed, gluttony, and hate lurking at our door.
We thank You that it is Your good pleasure to give us the kingdom. Amen.

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