Goliath

“It’s all fun and games until you poke your eye out” – we all heard this message from our mothers growing up.

We all had BB guns as kids – they’re probably not politically correct anymore.  The old ones were not very powerful but there was always the fear of shooting someone in the eye which would have been horrible!

David didn’t have a BB gun when he faced Goliath – he only had a sling shot.  While his type of sling shot was more powerful then a BB gun, it would take a lot of skill to be accurate with it.

Imagine facing a giant in today’s world with only a BB gun.  He would have protective gear, a machine gun and hand grenades.   Imagine facing a NAVY SEAL or Army Ranger!  Imagine the laugh and disgust that would come to the mind of that soldier.  A boy with a BB gun.  Is that all the enemy can send out?  (this is not a comparison to terrorists who sadly send children out with explosives taped to their bodies).

David had a great aim and hit his enemy.  He brought down Goliath.

You may be facing an enemy today – a giant that looms over you.  You may only have a BB gun.  Will you take down the giant?  Will you conquer the enemy?  Are you fighting for Lord’s army or for your own selfish ambition?

Can you hit the enemy in the eye?

I Samuel 17:41 Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David. 42 He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, and he despised him. 43 He said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44 “Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and the wild animals!”

45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”

48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. 49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.

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