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Goliath!

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We are fearful. Our hearts are heavy. We face real issues. There are legitimate threats – perhaps monumental threats.
This is the current reality worldwide. The threat is pandemic. The fear is pandemic.
We tremble at the face of genuine risk.
How do we go on?

Goliath was an obviously formidable opponent. One look. One listen. That’s all it took to accept defeat. That’s how it was for Israel’s army because they couldn’t see past the giant to see their God (1 Samuel17:4-11).

We stand before Goliath

Do we shrink in defeat or do we rise with confidence in the LORD of hosts?

David called God the “LORD of hosts” (1 Samuel17:45). This is like calling Him the God of armies. Israel was often defeated and they were ready for a victory. They were held captive as slave laborers for over 400 years. They wandered their way to the promised land for 40 years – 40 years longer than it should’ve taken! They survived at least two multiple year famines, endured numerous battles, were overtaken by the Philistines…