Week Ending Sunday, July 22, 2018
David and Goliath
We have slipped away from the "I Am" series and are going into various heroes, heroines or simply characters we find in the wonderful stories of the Bible. We are starting out with the classic small person versus giant person conflict that seems to permeate a lot of heart tugging stories of all genres throughout history. It seems storytellers love the drama and climax of the underdog against all odds coming from behind or cleverly defeating a major opponent with any wiles available to them. In this kind of story, the wilier the better with the normal outcome of the small, or out numbered, winning the day in surprise and smart fashion. David and Goliath is that story.
So here we have the simple shepherd boy whom God has already recognized through Samuel as the next king of Israel. But in this story, that doesn't really come to play, or does it? You see, Samuel had already anointed David from God's wishes so David was bound and destined to be king of Israel no matter what happened with Goliath. Really? I find it hard to believe that God would go to all the trouble of finding and anointing David as a future king picked by the Man, himself only to let him be defeated on the field by some big ruffian bully of a man. Plus, the big guy was threatening the very people chosen by God. So, suffice it to say, I believe David had the cards stacked on his side of the table going into mano-y-mano combat with Goliath.
Okay, so you won't find any of this conjecture written in the Bible, directly, that is. But think on it and if you do you will find that it makes sense that God is not going to let the wrong things happen to his chosen king. It just doesn't figure any other way, knowing how God works and helps and wields his will on earth. My story and I'm sticking to it.
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