with Pastor Jon Courson

Bible and Menora
Daily Devotional
May 23
And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well ofBethlehem . . .
2 Samuel 23:16 (a)
It was hard to obtain the water from Bethlehem because Bethlehem was surrounded by Philistines.

“The words that I speak to you are spirit and life,” Jesus said (see John 6:63). The Word of God is where you will draw from the well of the water of the Spirit. I guarantee that when you were most refreshed and doing the very best in the Lord was when you were spending time in the Word. But, like Bethlehem, the Word is surrounded by the enemy. I know the water of the Spirit is in it. But the Philistine of fatigue keeps me away. The Philistines of the phone, of chores, and of lethargy encamp around the Word.

How did the three mighty men break through to get water? The Bible doesn’t say, because breaking through the Philistines that plague you is something that cannot be programmed or preached. It is up to each one of us to seek the Lord and say, “Father, how do I break through? Show me my schedule, my priorities, my obligations that stand between us.” I guarantee that if you ask the Lord to show you how to rearrange your schedule in order to break through the Philistines, He will.

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day of Feasting" by Pastor Jon. "A Day of Feasting" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Joshua through Malachi.If you would like your own copy of "A Day of Feasting" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store.