How did David slay Goliath?
Was it really those stones in his sling shot or was it something much bigger than that?
David could not slay Goliath unless he had faith to do so. Faith killed Goliath; faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
What was David’s greater skill? Was it his ability to aim with a sling shot or was it faith?
Faith isn’t something God wants to lie dormant. If it’s not being exercised then it isn’t really faith or at least it becomes like a word that has no meaning or purpose.
Faith has a purpose and that purpose is to trust the Lord with all our hearts, mind and souls. Do we have to retain evidence of God’s faithfulness before we can trust Him? No, because as children of God we automatically should know He is trustworthy. Coming to earth, born of a virgin as our Redeemer, being put to death on the cross for our sins should be ample evidence of God’s faithfulness.
There is no greater love than our Savior’s sacrifice on the cross. There is no reason to doubt His love and commitment to His children. Will we be tried and tested? Yes otherwise He would leave us as infants in our faith. The more we grow in faith, the more we see God’s perfect character, the more we love Him for who He is.
Faith takes submission; submission of our thoughts, our desires, our wants and needs. Faith says God is in control of everything. Every battle will be won by the Lord. He says so in His word. We are never defeated because defeat means the enemy of our souls wins. Winners become victorious because the final judgment says we have overcome by the blood of the Lamb.
Abraham took a big step of faith to leave his homeland of Ur to follow wherever God was to lead him. Joshua believed God for every battle. Nehemiah believed God for Jerusalem’s walls to be rebuilt after they were destroyed. Esther believed God would hear the cry of her people and save them. Moses though hesitant as he was obeyed God in faith, that he was chosen to lead the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt. Every true prophet of God had faith that God would use them to sound warnings of coming judgments unless they repented.
Faith is the courage to believe God in everything. We don’t have to pick and choose where our faith needs to land, it should land everywhere because God is all powerful, all knowing and all present.
God is our Rock, faith is our foundation on which we stand. There is no shifting shadow with God. He remains constant and the same. Our faith begins to deplete when we drain it through unbelief. Did God change? No, we did. God can handle anything we need Him to handle. When we cry out to Him as His children He hears us. We have a loving Father who sees us righteous in His sight. He covers us with His wings.
Psalm 91:4-6 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
David couldn’t have stood in the face of Goliath unless he had the kind of faith that believed God would defeat Israel’s enemies. David called his people the armies of the living God.
Faith says my Father in heaven is good, He loves me. Unbelief says my Father is not good and He doesn’t love me.
Which one will you choose?