The Essential 100 day 33: 1 Samuel 16, 17, and 18:1-16: How To Beat a Goliath

But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. (1 Samuel 17:34-36 NIV)

David was very good at killing large animals. Animals can be very unpredictable. Giant humans as well. We all will one time or another face a Goliath in our lives. We have to face them with David’s attitude.  He knew God was so behind him that he was not worried about the outcome because what God did in his past he knew God would do in his future.  David’s anointing as king also played an important role in his godly confidence.  He knew if God was going to make him king he would have to survive this battle with Goliath.  He looked at Goliath with God’s eyes and saw a small weak human that was vulnerable.  This is the exact thing we need to do when we face our trials or giants.  How to beat a giant is not looking at how big he is or how fearsome he looks, see him how God sees him as small and vulnerable.  We can then look back at our giants and tell the next giant what happened to those other giants as David told Saul in the above verses.  God is there to fight our battles for us and gives us godly confidence to beat any Goliath in our path.

 

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