Monday, March 20, 2017

You’re Only a Boy, David

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

When the young lad David wanted to fight the giant, Saul told him, “You’re only a boy.” Back to that in a moment. Do you remember the song about David? Perhaps you sang it as a child. If you remember it, sing along…

Only a little boy David
Only a babbling brook
Only a little boy David
And five little stones he took
One little stone went in the sling
And the sling went round and round (repeat this line at least 10 times!)
One little stone went up in the air
And the giant came tumbling down (sung in your lowest voice)

OK, one more time, with the motions!

You’re only a boy,” Saul said. That’s true, it certainly was factual. Unfortunately, that was also Saul’s assessment of David’s ability. You’re too young. You’re too small. You’re not strong enough. You don’t have the experience you need to fight Goliath. He has been fighting since he was a boy, and “you are only a boy, David.”

This is a man’s work. Let the men handle it. But that was also a problem. The men weren’t handling the situation. That was the reason for the situation in the first place. Every time Goliath took a step forward, the men took two giant steps back!

I hope you know the rest of the story. David met the giant armed with a few stones, a slingshot, and faith in His God. It was sufficient for the task as he slew the giant that day. The moral of the story is obvious, isn’t it? God chose to work through the “boy” to demonstrate His awesome power. 

Don’t sell yourself short either. God still works through anyone who will put their confidence in Him. Always has…always will!

Saul replied, "You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a boy, and he has been a fighting man from his youth." 1 Samuel 17.33

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