Read I Samuel 17:32-51 Key verse: vs. 37 "The LORD who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!"
"How can this be?"
One way the question can be answered is in the activity of God. He
is involved in His creation. Many of the forefathers of the USA were
Deists. They believed that God was like a watchmaker who, having made
the watch, winds it up and lets it work on its own. They felt that God
watched from a distance as His creation worked on its own. Nothing
could be further from the truth! God made the watch, keeps it ticking,
and fixes it when it breaks.
David knew about the activity of God. God had helped him many
times. Now, as recorded in our scripture reading, David faced the fight
of his life. The whole nation of Israel depended on the defeat of
Goliath. David made it clear that the LORD would give him
victory. He got into the battle by convincing King Saul that "The LORD
who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me
from this Philistine. He said 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 He did!
We face many giants in our lives. There are dangers, difficulties
and doubts. But the same God who delivered David and rescued the whole
world through Christ will give us the victory. This is a call for
faith. We should take God at His word by taking His Word into our
lives. And then, with the promise of God's activity in our lives go out
and slay our giants(even dwarfs that seem to us like giants!). We know
He will do it because He did it that first Christmas. Jesus means
"Savior". And Savior means "Deliverer". That's what He came to do.
And He will!