You’ve probably heard the story of David versus Goliath, and you’ve probably heard all kinds of applications of that story such as how to face the giants in your life, how to fight by faith, etc. Most of the sermons we preach from the story revolve around the victory of the little teenager against the big giant, and most of the life applications we hear are from this angle as well.
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn some lessons from Goliath along the way though. For example…
Nobody Is Invincible Except for God
You can be hurt. You can topple. You can fail. And yes, you’re capable of all kinds of evil and sin if you don’t guard your life. Don’t believe me? listen to Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:12, “If you think you are standing strong, be careful, for you, too, may fall into the same sin.” (NLT)
Nobody Gets Away with Blasphemy
Nobody. There’s a sense of “getting away with it” for the moment, but a just, holy, and jealous God will certainly handle the matter of blasphemy in eternity.
Pride Goes Before Destruction…
… and a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18) The bigger they are, the harder they fall, and the more puffed up we are, the easier it is for our bubble to burst.
Swords Don’t Always Win Against Slingshots
We often come out against people with the swords of our words or actions. We can wield them well and cut deep, but swords are rarely called for in the Christian life – just ask the Apostle Peter.
You can learn a lot from David. You can learn a lot from Goliath too, no matter how big you think you are!