The Goliaths in our Life

We all have giants in our life, those who seem to be so overpowering and insurmountable, but as a christian we know the power of our God far exceeds the power of those who are too strong for us and David knew the strength of God. ( Psalm 18: 15-20 ). 15Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.16He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.17He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.19He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.20The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.



We have a clear picture of a literal giant in the story of David and Goliath. Go-li’-ath stood nine feet nine inches tall and to think most homes have eight feet high walls and how Go-li’-ath stood a foot more than that! He wore a helmet of brass and was armed with a coat of mail which weighed 166 pounds, what a frightful sight that must have been.


We see the confidence in David to fight when he said God delivered him out of the paw of a lion and a bear, and Go-li’-ath would be as one of them to him. Davids power was not in a spear but with a sling and stone and the assurance of the power of God as he said in the following passage. ( 1 Samuel 17:45-50 ). 45Then 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.46This 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.47And 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.48And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.49And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.50So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.



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