Monday, January 22, 2018

Watch the Giants Fall

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

One of my Bible reading programs had me in 1 Samuel this morning. It was a familiar story, one I learned in Sunday School at an early age. The story? David and Goliath. Even people who don’t believe in the Bible often use the term “David vs Goliath” referring to a time when you’re attempting to do something against all odds. 

One important lesson we learn in this story is how to fight giants. Giant fighting is neither easy nor pleasant. Facing a giant whose weapon is bigger than you can be rather intimidating. But when you have faith in what you have and what you’ve learned to do, you can face them with confidence. Can I get a witness! 

What did David have? God on his side. What had he learned to do? Kill things with a slingshot. Those things were far greater than the armament of the giant. Others tried to convince David that he needed more armor to protect himself. Things that he didn’t know how to use or that didn’t fit him properly. That just wouldn’t do. He had to make do with what God had given him. 

That is a lesson we all must learn. Trying to fight giants in other people’s armor will not lead to victory. When you’re facing your giants, bring your slingshot, rocks, and confidence in God. Then, watch the giants fall!

Moreover David said, “The LORD, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17.37

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