BIBLE READING: I Samuel 17:40-58
“Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.” I Samuel 17:45-46
This portion of scripture is probably one of the most well known in the Bible, as well as probably the most preached and taught. The message is still so important. The odds did not look in David’s favor, but God was there to give David the victory. David’s boldness was not his own, but confidence in what God could do through him. “The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.” (37b) David’s faith had given him this confidence to face this giant. We ourselves may be weak and struggle, but only in God can we have confidence and strength to face the oppositions in our lives. David looked like nothing compared to Goliath, but Goliath compared to God was nothing. We often compare ourselves to a problem. Instead we need to see that the problem compared to God is nothing. When we are weak God is made strong, only our pride can hinder that. That encourages me of what was reminded to Paul in II Corinthians, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Remember today as you go through out your day that we can trust Him with any problem we face.
David Fulp II