Foolishness Made Wise
Goliath moved out to meet David. He looked at David and saw that he was only a boy, ruddy and handsome, and he despised David. He said to David, "Am I a dog that you come at me with sticks? Come here, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field." (He really was not very nice, was he?)
David said to Goliath, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the Name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, Whom you have defied. This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves, for the battle is the LORD's and He will give all of you into our hands."
As Goliath moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and it struck Goliath on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell face down on the ground. So David triumphed over Goliath with a sling and a stone.
About 1000 years later, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God stepped forward from the ranks of mankind, having become a man. He stepped forward to challenge the devil and the hosts of darkness. He perfectly represented His Father; He perfectly represented you and me. He went forward to the cross, that instrument of death and shame, and there gave Himself to the battle. "It is finished" He cried, and gave Himself to death. The third day He arose victoriously from the grave.
Christ crucified-it is foolishness to the unbelieving world, but it is the wisdom of God to bring about salvation. None of the princes of this age understood it, for had they know it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. Christ defeated Satan and his hosts of evil and put them to shame.
Like Israel who owed their victory to God through David, we too say thanks to God Who always leads us in triumph in Christ. Thanks be to God Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. He won the battle for me. He won the battle for you. The battle is the Lord's and to Him belongs the victory.
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David, part one
David, part two
David, part three
David, part four