David & Goliath 3
BE YOURSELF …. Read the story found in 1 Samuel 17.
WHO WAS GOLIATH? The 9’9” giant defying Israel (GOD).
WHO WAS DAVID? A young Sheppard boy sent to comfort his brothers in Battle.
DAVID has taken a stand
1 He stands for the true and living God of Israel
2 He didn’t stand for self
3 He stood alone
v-31 The word spreads thru the Israelite camp. David will fight the giant.
When you take a stand for God, others will hear about it. Be ready!
v-32-33 Everyone will try to stop you! Why? Envy, Jealousy, Fear
v- 38 Then they will try to join the band wagon. That doesn’t mean they will help, it means they will want to tell you what to do, everyone’s an expert. Tell them what you are going to do and you will hear …”Oh, you should have said….” …”Oh, you should have done….”
v-39 Only use what God has given you. BE YOURSELF!
David couldn’t use King Saul’s armor.
David couldn’t use King Saul’s weapons.
Remember how God has worked with you in the Past (V-34-37)
YOU + GOD = MAJORITY
Remember Gideon? (Judges 6) He led the Israelites against the Midianites. Started with 32,000 warriors. God said TOO MANY and sent 22,000 fearful home. Still TOO MANY! God weeded out another 7,700 and sent them home. Left with 300 warriors, Gideon face 15,000 (that’s 50 to 1) and God gave them the victory.
What about Samson? He slew 1000 Philistines.
We all have a goliath to face. We must all take a stand. When you stand (many times) you will stand alone, SO BE YOURSELF and trust God.
We all face giants and giants are awesome things towering over us.
Perhaps your giant is human.
Perhaps your giant is a task – work.
Perhaps your giant is intangible.
The only thing you can do with your giant is to trust GOD. Philllipians 4:13 I can do all thing through Christ who strengthens me
GOD + me = Victory