2 Samuel 5:6-7 6 David then led his men to Jerusalem to fight against the Jebusites, the original inhabitants of the land who were living there. The Jebusites taunted David, saying, “You’ll never get in here! Even the blind and lame could keep you out!” For the Jebusites thought they were safe. 7 But David captured the fortress of Zion, which is now called the City of David. (NLT)
Has life ever taunted you? Have you come across obstacles that treat you like a bully treats a nerd? C’mon now – all you nerds know what I am talking about. LOL! He ridicules and taunts you. He embarrasses you and tells you how pathetic you are. You’re only possible response is to be weak and powerless. All you can do is cower and hope that his punch to your face doesn’t hurt too bad. You’re only way out is to run and hide. Or is it?
David didn’t seem to think so when he was being taunted. He came across a stronghold where the Jebusites were hanging out. They made fun of him. They told him that they would send their blind and lame to go up against him. He wouldn’t be able to handle their weakest people. So what did he do? He didn’t get discouraged and he didn’t run away with his tail between his legs. Instead, he kicked theirs. He broke through their stronghold and named their city after himself. That’ll teach them no to mess with God’s called.
Why can’t God’s people respond the same way to the enemy? We get taunted, teased, and ridiculed. The enemy tells us we are worthless. But we have Jesus. He has the power to come into our lives and break down strongholds. He has the power to take what the enemy meant for evil, destroy those plans, and give us a new hope and a future. No nani-nani-boo-boo should ever slow God’s people down. Like David, we have been given the power and the confidence to rise above!