David's Victory, Jesus' Victory, Your Victory

15 Once again there was a battle between the Philistines and Israel. David went down with his men to fight against the Philistines, and he became exhausted. 16 And Ishbi-Benob, one of the descendants of Rapha, whose bronze spearhead weighed three hundred shekels and who was armed with a new sword, said he would kill David. 17 But Abishai son of Zeruiah came to David’s rescue; he struck the Philistine down and killed him. Then David’s men swore to him, saying, “Never again will you go out with us to battle, so that the lamp of Israel will not be extinguished.” 18 In the course of time, there was another battle with the Philistines, at Gob. At that time Sibbekai the Hushathite killed Saph, one of the descendants of Rapha. 19 In another battle with the Philistines at Gob, Elhanan son of Jairthe Bethlehemite killed the brother of Goliath the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver’s rod. 20 In still another battle, which took place at Gath, there was a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot—twenty-four in all. He also was descended from Rapha. 21 When he taunted Israel, Jonathan son of Shimeah, David’s brother, killed him. 22 These four were descendants of Rapha in Gath, and they fell at the hands of David and his men.
— 2 Samuel 21:15-22

There is a direct correlation in the scriptures between David and Christ. Jesus is actually called the "Son of David", and is indeed a direct descendant according to the gospel's genealogies. More than that though is the promised fulfillment of the promise God made to David that an eternal ruler would sit on his throne. Jesus is that eternal ruler, whose kingdom shall have no end.

In one of the last stories (above) f David given to us in 2 Samuel, we are given another random and non-chronological account of his defeating the Philistines. It is intentionally generic to remind us that David was a hero (albeit imperfect) and a warrior for the kingdom of God.

God has saved us to be worshippers and warriors for the kingdom of God as well. So even as Christ fulfills David's legacy, when we are in Christ we inherited the victory that is won in Christ as well. The battle is already won. We are now simply fulfilling the mop up operations that God has for us, in order to work out by faith the victory that Jesus has already granted us!

In Prayer Today:

Thank Jesus that the battle is already won!