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Morning Devotion: Bigger

It’s one of the greatest stories not only in the Bible, but in human history.

I’m talking about David and Goliath.

There are so many lessons for us but in the brief moment I have this morning, I want to focus on one — our faith should never be contingent on what humans haven’t done but instead on what God CAN do.

Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!”

Don’t be ridiculous!” Saul replied. “There’s no way you can fight this Philistine and possibly win! You’re only a boy, and he’s been a man of war since his youth.” (I Samuel 17:32-33)

King Saul looked at what he and his army hadn’t done against the enemy because of shallow-faith fear and he presumed that victory couldn’t be gained by David.

David wasn’t focusing on the size of his enemy, though.

David was focusing on the size of his God.

To David, that’s all that mattered.

Faith had led to dead lions and dead bears and live sheep.

And David knew that he would win again because he knew that he was going in the power of God.

Satan sends mouthy, malicious foes our way from time to time, either in human form or in circumstantial form.

Their mission is to promote fear and fleeing from the battle.

Their mission is to draw us into obsessing about the size of the threat rather than the size of our God.

David didn’t let the hollow-faith Saul corrode his faith.

And God’s power didn’t leave David throwing weak, misdirected stones.

God won and He used David in the process.

Let’s remember that God is bigger than Goliath.

No matter what modern form that loser takes when standing before us and no matter what hollow-faith advisors might be saying to us.

As always, I love you

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