WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE GOSPEL AS OUR BANNER
In this psalm of David, he spoke of a “banner” given to Israel by the Lord, that was to be “displayed.” In the armies of old the one who carried the banner or flag was among the most courageous of soldiers. For he was commissioned to carry and protect the banner, to keep it raised high in the sky and blowing in the breeze, so that all could see it.
In C. H. Spurgeon’s meditation on this verse, he identifies the gospel as the church’s banner. I agree. We are to hold the gospel, the message of the cross, high over our lives. We have been given this banner by Christ and instructed to display it before the nations. Let us keep it lifted up, not allowing it to fall, or to be trampled in the mud. It may be bullet-ridden from the battle, but it is still the standard of truth given to us by the Lord Himself. Let us wave high the gospel banner over our lives until all the nations have heard.
PRAYER: Dear Father, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. The banner we carry is the gospel with the name of Jesus boldly written upon it. Strengthen us to hold it high so that all can see for Whom we live. In Jesus’ name, amen.