I Samuel 17:45-46
David replied (to Goliath)…”You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s armies—Today the Lord will conquer you…and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.
The story of David and Goliath has resounded loudly down through the centuries wherever the Gospel has gone. It teaches us that great faith enables us to meet any challenge with courage, even in the face of insurmountable odds. Though David had remarkable skill in the use of the sling, his ultimate trust was in the Lord who had delivered him in past crises (vv. 34-37). Today, we fight a “good fight of faith” (I Tim. 6:12) that requires boldness as well as a balanced approach to life’s challenges. As we make our abilities available to the Lord, He empowers those who completely trust Him. Are you facing a Goliath today? God can use your minimal resources, when accompanied by great faith, to overcome whatever obstacles you face.