DAVID AND GOLIATH

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 17:1-50
 
As a boy I enjoyed reading comic strips, and I certainly had my favorites. The hero always wins, evil is overcome, and good prevails. If only it were as simple as that in real life, but it isn’t. We are involved in a battle, and the enemy is the devil. Evil has to be overcome and the only way we can overcome is “in the name of the Lord.”
 
It has always been that way as we shall see from another of the well-know accounts in the Old Testament. The story of David and Goliath is every boy’s comic strip, where the hero prevails. However, here the hero is the most unlikely person to be the hero. David was just as small boy and Goliath was a mighty giant of a man. David goes against him with a sling and a bag of stones, while Goliath faces David with a sword and a spear. But actually, David goes with much more. He goes with the Lord by his side and the might of the name of his God. The Lord is his strongest weapon, and because of that, he possesses a confidence that he will win. The battle is over before it begins. One simple slingshot, and the giant falls. 
 
The confidence that David possessed is the same confidence we should possess as we face our enemy, the devil. Paul writes, in Romans 8:37, “… we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” We already know that our enemy is defeated. He was defeated the moment Jesus died on the cross and declared “It is finished.”
 
Today, we can go out with absolute confidence in the name of the Lord, knowing that we have the victory. Your Goliath will fall as you trust in the power of the name of Jesus.

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