Do you listen to the lies around you? Or do you really know who you are?
I was reading about David and Goliath recently and one phrase stuck out. In 1 Samuel 17:8, Goliath is taunting the Israelites and he says “…You are only the servants of Saul.”
The result? The Israelites were terrified. Now, in their defense, this dude was a giant and a fierce warrior. No question. But the Israelites forgot that they weren’t merely Saul’s servants – they were God’s!
Contrast David with the rest of the people. He hears the taunts and his response is “Who is this pagan Philistine anyway, that he is allowed to defy the armies of the living God?” (vs. 26b)
God. Not Saul. David knew the One he really served.
When he goes out to fight Goliath, he tells Goliath two very important things:
“Today the Lord will conquer you…” (vs. 46a)
“And everyone assembled here will know that the Lord rescues His people, but not with sword or spear. This is the Lord’s battle, and He will give you to us.” (vs. 47)
Goliath massively underestimated David, because Goliath incorrectly thought that David served Saul. But David served someone much stronger – David served Almighty God.
Do you feel daunted by the battle surrounding you? Perhaps you are listening to your adversary, who wants you to believe you serve someone with limited or no power. Take a lesson from David – remember whose you are! Everyone who calls on the name of Jesus serves Almighty God, whose power is limitless. Fix your gaze on Him, then face down the enemy with boldness. God has already won!