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How Big Is Your Goliath?

September 28, 2008
Rev. Dr. A. K. Lama
Shillong Baptist Church


Christians face many battles in their life. The fight comes to them in different forms. The closer we walk with God the greater opposition we are likely to face. In this opposition, our opponent may be like a Goliath.

We read in 1 Samuel 17:4-9 that Saul and the Israelites were troubled and terrified by the invincible Goliath. He stood in front of them like an unconquerable, indomitable, and unbeatable monster. However, there was a man who looked at Goliath differently. His name was David.

David’s perspective was different. When he saw the trouble and terror of the people of God, he could not hold himself. He said to king Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.” (1 Samuel 17:32)

This story of fight between David and Goliath is intended to transform our perspective on the God of the Bible. And it does so by underscoring five ironies in this historical drama.

Indeed, we may have a Goliath who is a giant monster. However, Dr. Lama suggests that the size of the Goliath depends on the size of God that we see and understand. He encourages Christians to see the Goliath of our life through the eyes of our faith. May God help us to overcome our Goliath for the glory of God.

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