When David accepted Goliath’s challenge there was an expectation on him to look a particular way (to wear the armour of a soldier) and to act in a particular way (soldier trained for combat), he was neither. He was though, a young man who not only knew his God but was obedient to Him. When we look at this amazing encounter with a giant, we see that even David had a moment of taking on an identity that wasn’t his own (David did try King Saul’s armour on …verses 38, 39) before rejecting them.
What about us? Do we have masks that we put on to help us be popular, accepted, to be prosperous, to gain position, or to maybe hide sin? A mask never deals with the real issues inside of us, only our God can do that but He does need someone who is ‘real’ to work with. The account of David and Goliath isn’t just a great story in the Bible, it’s not a long way off of our own journey with Jesus. Challenges, fears and opposition are things we all encounter but if we allow the Lord to use us as he has created us to be, then we are giant killers!
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- 1 Samuel 17:1 - 50
- 2 Corinthians 5:17