Wednesday, April 21, 2010
9 Foot 9 Inches of Stupid!
1Sa 17:45 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.
1Sa 17:46 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.
1Sa 17:47 And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD'S, and he will give you into our hands.
Goliath may have been a physical giant, but he was a mental and spiritual midget. He figured, as so many do, that the power of the flesh is all that is required. The bigger the better, the stronger the most qualified, the mouthiest the most.
The real giant in this story is the teenager, the singing shepherd boy. What he didn't have in size, he had in courage, what he lacked in armaments, he made up for in trust in God.
We need to know that God always trumps Goliath. The name Goliath means exile. Any trust we put in the giants of this world will result in an exile.
Goliath can take on a number of incarnations; one may trust in a goliath paycheck, a goliath physique, a goliath intellect, a goliath set of accomplishments. All these things, in and of themselves, just fine. But our trust must be in the God of David Who still directs small, smooth stones right between the eyes of evil.
The great saying of old is eminently true; right is greater than might, good is greater than evil, Eternity is greater than time.