I Samuel 15-17
So often Scripture gives us examples of God’s power demonstrated through individuals. Like Moses through whom many miracles were performed. Like Gideon who took only 300 men into battle and won the war. Like what we read yesterday about Jonathan, and again today as we read about David’s victory over Goliath.
When David heard Goliath’s threats and saw the reaction of the Jewish soldiers, he didn’t get it. “Who is this Philistine, that he should taunt the armies of the living God?”
I think that, in a sense, we 21st century Christians are a bit like that army David was talking to:
The media is against us. The government is against us. The laws are against us. People say mean things about us.
Scripture says that when faced with the giant, the Israelite army “fled from him and were greatly afraid.” (17:24)
It took one person – David – to recognize that God is greater than anyone. David could face Goliath with confidence, because David’s confidence wasn’t in himself.
David’s confidence was in the living God!
We are facing a giant here in 2016. Do we believe God is more powerful than our enemy? Just where have we put our confidence?