Without a doubt we all remember the emblematic story of David and the giant Goliath. This story has been taught to us since childhood and even as adults we have heard hundreds of preachings about what happened that day when the Philistines surrounded the people of Israel and the whole town trembled before the giant Goliath.
And it is good to remember that story, because given the circumstances of the moment it seemed that the Philistines had the battle won, however, within the people of Israel there was someone who knew the God of Israel, the God who opened the Red Sea and made His people to pass by the Jordan in dry, that man was called David, and although he was not a giant, he was clothed with the power of God.
It was impossible for all that David could defeat the Philistine Goliath, however, in a conversation David had with King Saul, he said:
34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock,
35 I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it.
36 Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.
37 The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”
Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.”
1 Samuel 17:34-37
Great lessons, I am blessed with the message.
Defeating the giant that makes you war!
It is a nice story that of David and Goliath, the little man that defeated the big one. It tells us about the courage and boldness of a young man who trusted the Lord and believed in Him and was able to defeat and make the Philistines flee.
David said to king Saul:
“The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.
Saul said to David, Go, and the Lord be with you.”
1 Samuel 17:37
King Saul and Israel had battles against their chief enemy, the philistines; and we, as the people of God, have three enemies that battle against our soul:
The Devil, our first enemy, that wanted to take hold of our souls and separate us from our Lord God.
The world thatt sorrounds and incites us to sin, with diversions and fleshly pleasures that make us go far away from God.
Our flesh, which battles against the spirit; and, by its wishes, brought it causes us to transgress the Law of God.
In those three fronts we would be defeated if the Lord of David, which is our Lord, was not with us and rescued us from our three enemies, which war against our soul. The three of them, combined, are our giant.
We are weak people and we are not able to overcome our giant without our Lord God, who defends and gives us the power we need.
May the Lord God, Father of Jesus, give us spirit of prayer and power to fight, so that we may be ready to do battle against our giant