Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Just a few stones

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I have been studying the story of David in 1Samuel.
 I am blown away by this man in his faith and confidence in the LORD. 
There is one line that just baffles me:

17:48 "When the Philistine drew nearer to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine."

Ran. Quickly. Toward.


So you mean to tell me that there was this giant who was about 10 feet tall whom David had to fight, David was no MMA fighter by the way, and because of his relationship with the LORD, he knew that the LORD would deliver him from the hand of this giant??? AND...You mean to tell me that David didn't use the weapons that King Saul gave him. He took his armour OFF?
Is this kid crazy??
And THEN the little knuckle head went over to the river bed and picked up some STONES. Rocks. Pebbles. Was he THAT ignorant. Does he realize how silly he looks? Does he know how many people are watching and how much is at stake? 
Maybe he should have paused for a bit and weighed out all the pro's and con's for his actions. Clearly, if he thought this out logically he would realize that there was no way he could have won.

But this man knew his God. 

vs50 "So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, striking down the Philistine and killing him; there was no sword in David's hand."

Are we begging God to rescue us from the giants that are ready to destroy us or do we run quickly into battle with full confidence in what the LORD has spoken over us. 

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