Bible Love Notes – Cower, Criticize, or Fight? Why David Fought.

“David saw what everyone saw…heard what everyone heard…thought what no one thought.”(1) 

While strong, experienced soldiers cowered, David told Goliath, “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” (1 Samuel 17:45).

Throughout Scripture we hear this truth: 

“’Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6

“Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10 

“I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

In our present world, “Goliath” enemies stand and mock biblical principles. All of us hear the same trash talk and see the results. The choice is ours: we can join the enemy…cower in the shadows…criticize the faithful like David’s brother (1 Samuel 17:26-30)…

Or we can fight like David, confident that God’s Spirit within us is greater than any “Goliath” in our world (1 John 4:4).  

Will you join me in the fight?   


(1) Brother Andrew, No Guts, No Glory, © 2014, Open Doors International 

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