This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. –Psalm 118:24.
It was probably the best day of his life. That day, David went from begin a nobody to being a somebody. he went from being a shepherd boy with peach-fuzzed cheeks fetching lunch orders to being the fearless warrior who confronted and defeated the giant Goliath. David walked with God on the best day of his life.
When King Saul objected to David’s plan to meet the giant Goliath armed with only five smooth stones and a tattered leather sling, when the king pointed out the mismatch in both weaponry and experience, David pointed to the Lord’s history of faithful care:
David said, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:37.
The Holy Spirit had taught David how to walk by faith. David walked with God before that momentous day. David walked with God on that momentous day. And David continued to walk with God long after.
Walking by faith on the best day of your life can present Goliath-like challenges. On the good days in life, you feel invincible. On the bright days, you will be tempted to claim your successes as your own. You just might be seduced into thinking that God’s presence in your life is optional.
The good day, though, are the days in which you need to walk closest with your Savior. When everything goes well, when you are chucking stones at the Goliaths in your life, you need your Lord the most. An abundance of blessings can overshadow the true Source of all those blessings. Even on days of great blessing, we are completely dependent on God’s grace and mercy.
On the worst day of his earthly life, Jesus Christ made a way for you to enjoy the best of days– days in God’s eternal presence. On the worst day he ever experienced, Jesus mad unending pardon and peace available to you. He died to overcome death for you. Now, you can enjoy life with him forever.