So much can be learned from this story; not just about a fight between two men. It represents two modes of thinking. The Goliath is always seen as bullying, scary and offensively large dark thoughts, while the thought of David represents humility and turning to God, knowing the battle is always His anyway. After refusing the armor of Saul, he was rewarded with the protection of God.
It reminds me of a horror film. We know it is just a movie but still get frightened. I Samuel 17: 37 reads “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.'”
Today, I will practice turning to God first.
David slew Goliath with one stone. That was all that was required. I take that to mean I need only cling to one Truth or verse to uplift me. This morning I am praying with Philippians 4:7 which reads, “Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” With replacing “I” and “me” for “you” , I claim it for myself!
This is a familiar story to any Bible student and as I work and pray with it this morning, new thoughts appear. I have always heard that the battle is God’s and “let go and let God” and today it has become clearer to me how David used those words. He wasn’t comparing himself with Goliath since that would have been foolish humanly since there was no comparison, but he was comparing Goliath with God and there is no comparison there! 1 Samuel 17:47 states, “and that all this assembly may know that the Lord does not deliver by sword or by spear; for the battle is the Lord’s and He will give you into our hands.” This was David talking to Goliath and clearly, he was depending on God for his strength. We all know who won this battle.