In the story of David and Goliath in the Bible, Goliath is a behemoth of a man, a mighty warrior and soldier that enemies feared. David was a quiet shepherd boy of small stature, accustomed to living in the wilderness and tending sheep.
When David walks toward the battle line to face Goliath, Goliath mocks him, belittles and ridicules him. He bellows rage and contempt. But David is not afraid. David had complete faith in Almighty God to keep him safe from harm.
Rather than running in the opposite direction out of fear, David hastens to meet Goliath with no fear. As recorded in I Samuel, “As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him” (I Sam. 17:48, NLT). Soon, Goliath is toppled by David’s well-placed stone from his slingshot, and peace is restored for his people.
There is a valuable lesson in this story. When we face problems of Goliath proportions in our life, we can face them fearlessly. Backed by an Almighty God, evil is not a threat to fear, but a false belief to topple.
Don’t run from your enemies. Face them fearlessly! Knock them out with truth and find permanent peace.