The story of David & Goliath stood out to me in the Book of 1 Samuel 17.
Based on my understanding, Goliath was a tall Philistine giant in the earth at the time Saul was King. He kept coming to Saul and the Israelites to fight one of them. He wanted a one on one fight to fight over the land. Goliath kept coming back but Saul and the Israelites were afraid. Earlier on Saul defeated the Philistines to help free the Israelites for the Lord. However, Goliath put fear in their hearts for some reason. It’s like modern day challenges and complications that come into our life. We may be fearful but it’s all about the beliefs that are created and vibrations.
One day David was there when Goliath returned to fight. David saw the disrespect for the lord from Goliath so he spoke out and asked Saul to go and fight him. David was a small, young boy who was faithful to God and Saul as a servant. Saul dressed David up in his armor wear but David refused it. He didn’t feel comfortable. David got his sling shot and 5 stones from the ground and went out to fight Goliath.
David was confident. He knew who he was and whose he was. He didn’t fear anything like being too small because he knew God was on his side. David was protected by the full armor of God when quoted from 1 Samuel 17:45 “I come against you in the name of Yeshua, the God of the Armies of Isreal.” David took his sling shot and aimed at Goliath’s forehead killing him instantly. He chopped his head off and took it to Saul.
Saul then started to get jealous because the people gave David more credit. Isreal and Judah loved David due to his brave heart and care to help others. This reminds me of the first rule of the 48 Laws of Power that says, “Never outshine the Master.” That is the flesh that gets in our way when emotions like envy, jealousy, etc arise. We must respect the process, blessings, and resources God has given us in life. It is a reason why each of us has our own path. We must fight the good fight of faith every day.
Catrina L. Williams-Hoolaise (2017)