1 Corinthians 1:26-27 (GOD’S WORD Translation)
“Brothers and sisters, consider what you were when God called you to be Christians. Not many of you were wise from a human point of view. You were not in powerful positions or in the upper social classes. But God chose what the world considers nonsense to put wise people to shame. God chose what the world considers weak to put what is strong to shame.”
The story of David and Goliath has touched the hearts of millions over the years; its powerful message has been passed along for generations, even among those who don’t believe in God. The story is simple. The small one, the insignificant one, the rejected one (David), believed that he could overcome a giant (Goliath)…and he did.
Everyone admires David. His courage delivered a nation. We focus on the fact that a simple sling shot and rock killed Goliath, the vicious warrior who taunted the armies of the people of God and put fear into their hearts. They were so afraid of Goliath, no one dared to fight him (not even King Saul), except David.
David was able to overcome Goliath, not because he was strong, wise or had the latest technology. He overcame Goliath because of His faith in God. When Goliath saw David, he laughed. But David killed Goliath and put an entire army to flight because of one small act—he picked up a little rock and threw it. God did everything else. He set the rock on the correct course, at the right velocity to deliver a blow in the precise place, which would kill a man in full armor…INSTANTLY!
Many times we think we have to do some big, monumental task to cause change. Often God just wants us to do the “little” thing He has asked us to do in faith. We must depend on the power of God to produce the results. When we are small, insignificant, underrated, weak and lacking in natural resources, like David, God is ready to demonstrate His power. All we need to do is trust God, pick up our “little rock” and throw it.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (GOD’S WORD Translation)
“But he told me: “My kindness is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.” So I will brag even more about my weaknesses in order that Christ’s power will live in me. Therefore, I accept weakness, mistreatment, hardship, persecution, and difficulties suffered for Christ. It’s clear that when I’m weak, I’m strong.”
Today’s Life Key: Act in faith.