“Who’s the Big Guy?” – I Samuel 17:48-51

I Samuel 17:48-51

“When the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. And David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone and slung it and struck the Philistine on his forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground.

So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. There was no sword in the hand of David. Then David ran and stood over the Philistine and took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled.”

The music conference had ended late the previous night, and I was up before 6am to leave Houston, Texas, and head home to Denham Springs, Louisiana. With luggage in tow, I entered the elevator on the seventeenth floor for my journey to check out. As we descended, space became filled with young men much taller than myself. The lobby was filled with giant folks. A seven-foot, four inch basketball player told me about their competition tournament. I thought I had shrunk during the night.

The Israelite and Philistine armies had squared off for battle in the valley of Elah. The Israel army’s faith had shrunk due to a nine-foot Goliath taunting their faith, ability, freedom, and life. The Philistines seemed to have the upper hand. Only the young shepherd, David, remembered who he was fighting for, and where his strength would come from. Not standing in his own strength or power, but standing in the name of the Lord. The victory was won!

Giants taunt us every day; cancer, covid, diabetes, heart disease, school, work, home, and relationships. Are you looking at the battle through your own strength? There is a much greater design waiting to help us. Let’s pick up the five smooth stones of prayer, praise, scripture, worship, and faith. The battle is the Lords!

So, who’s the big guy taunting your life this very day?
If God puts a Goliath in front of you…
that means He thinks
there’s a David inside of you.

“Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord” Zechariah 4:6

While using the HEAR method (see below) consider the following question:

  • What are some ways that you can stay focused on God instead of the giants ahead of you? 

Highlight – what words or phrases jump out at you? 

Explain – what does the passage mean? 
Apply – how does the passage intersect with your life today? 
Respond – how is God leading you to respond?
Jim Sellers, Worship Pastor and YAH Director

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