March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017

1 SAMUEL 15-17

Focus Verse: And David said, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you.”
1 Samuel 17:37


All because one man decided to put his life into the hands of God…


The same lesson we learned from Jonathan yesterday, we see in David in today’s reading. You think God is trying to get a point across? I know that in my own personal prayer time, God has been speaking to me lately that it’s time for something big. Time for me to get ready to get uncomfortable.


Now let’s get one thing straight, the story of David and Goliath is NOT an empowering story. It’s not a feel good, Disney-esq story that is mean to inspire us to go do great things, to conquer our giants and show that the “little guy” can come out victorious if we would just try a little harder. That’s not what this story teaches at all. If anything, it teaches the exact opposite.


WE can’t do anything. David can’t kill Goliath. He only says it about twenty different times throughout this story. He doesn’t have the skill, the weapons, the pedigree, the armor, to complete this task of slaying this giant. The ONLY thing David has is God. This story proves that the only thing David needs, the only thing we need, is God.


He’s not a backup plan either. God isn’t David’s safety net. God is plan A, B and C. If God doesn’t do this, David is toast. Just like Jonathan, all of David’s eggs are in this basket. It’s all God or nothing.


I firmly believe God is ready to do something incredible. It can start right now, with you and with me, but we have to give it all to God. We have to challenge the world around us with the same challenge David threw at Goliath, “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted.”


We don’t need the right tools, we don’t need the right skills, we don’t need anything but the God who has saved us and called us His own.

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