In many of my articles I have written about the man known as Shamgar. The story of this man is found in the book of Judges 3:31. It records that he picked up an ox goad, (A pole with a sharp metal point.) and killed 600 Philistines.
The other day I was reading II Samuel 23:8, and discovered a man known as Adino the Enzite. He was one of King David’s mighty men, who killed 800 people in one battle. His only weapon was a spear.
The lives of these two men show that if you put your faith in God, he will defeat your enemies. We live in a time where Christians are being pushed aside, and our rights are being taken away.. However one person’s faith in God can make a difference. The key is simply trusting in God. Psalm 20:7 states, Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord out God.
As I have said many times before, just because an attractive politician can give a good speech does not mean he or she has all the answers. Hype can only take you so far, and when it runs out, you have absolutely nothing. The 2008 Presidential Election proves this point. On the other hand, when we turn to leaders who solely trust in God, great victories can be obtained. The lives of Shamgar and Adino are perfect examples of people trusting God.
I know many people who are going through hard times, and the future appears to be dark. The God of Shamgar and Adino still lives today. If we pray and read God’s word, he will provide all the answers.