By Max Lucado
You recognize your Goliath. you know his stroll, the thunder of his voice. He name callings you with accounts you cannot pay, humans you cannot please, behavior you cannot holiday, disasters you cannot put out of your mind, and a destiny you cannot face. yet similar to David, you could face your monstrous, no matter if you are not the most powerful, the neatest, the easiest built, of the holiest. David. you'll learn his tale and beauty what God observed in him. His existence has little to provide the unstained, straight-A saint. He fell as usually as he stood, stumbled as usually as he conquered. yet if you happen to understand the sound of Goliath, David offers this reminder: specialize in giants -- you stumble; specialize in God -- your giants tumble. if you are able to face your giants, permit his tale encourage you. a similar God who helped him might help you.
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Extra info for Facing Your Giants: A David and Goliath Story for Everyday People
The king is already a troubled soul, prone to angry eruptions, mad enough to eat bees. David’s popularity splashes gasoline on Saul’s temper. ” (18:11). Saul tries to kill Bethlehem’s golden boy six different times. First, he invites David to marry his daughter Michal. Seems like a kind gesture, until you read the crude dowry Saul required. One hundred Philistine foreskins. Surely one of the Philistines will kill David, Saul hopes. They don’t. David doubles the demand and returns with the proof (18:25–27).
People look at the outside of a person, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Sam. 16:7 ncv). Seven sons pass. Seven sons fail. The procession comes to a halt. Samuel counts the siblings: one, two, three, four, ﬁve, six, seven. ” A similar question caused Cinderella’s stepmother to squirm. Jesse likely did the same. “I still have the youngest son. He is out taking care of the sheep” (16:11 ncv). The Hebrew word for “youngest son” is haqqaton. It implies more than age; it suggests rank. ” Sheep watching ﬁts the family haqqaton.
In this case, wrong. The Gittites aren’t hospitable. ” they ask. ” (21:11 nlt). David panics. He’s a lamb in a pack of wolves. Tall men, taller walls. Piercing glares, piercing spears. We’d like to hear a prayer to his Shepherd; we’d appreciate a pronouncement of God’s strength. Don’t hold your breath. David doesn’t see God. He sees trouble. So he takes matters into his own hands. He pretends to be insane, scratching on doors and drooling down his beard. Finally the king of Gath says to his men, “‘Must you bring me a madman?