Israel had a very real problem. They had an enemy with a champion that was almost 10 feet tall. That champion wore armor that was heavier than most in the Israelite army. That giant wanted to fight any soldier from Israel winner take all. From Israel’s perspective, there was little to win and everything to lose. Anyone looking at what the army faced, they had a very real problem. It was not only sheer fear that kept the volunteers from lining up, it was the thought of a failure leading to the capture of the entire army. From Saul down everyone understood the size of the giant and the implications of failure.
In our lives, we also face giants. Whether spiritual, emotional, financial or professional, those giants are most times very real and very large. When facing them, we, like the Israelite army not only analyze the problem personally—but also we look at the effect it has on those we care about and care for. What we see, though is that through our eyes, many of the giants we face are simply too big and too powerful for us to face. BUT, from the Lord God’s perspective, they are nothing. As we face each day and each giant, we have to walk by faith and believe that GOD not us is charged with facing the giants. He alone will met and defeat them no matter how real or large they are. Sadly, it takes patience and faith to meet the giants and face them—but, as we will see, doing so can change the world.
God Bless You
4 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span.[a] 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels[b]; 6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. 7 His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels.[c] His shield bearer went ahead of him.
8 Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me. 9 If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us.” 10 Then the Philistine said, “This day I defy the armies of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.” 11 On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified.