Fear vs. Faith

The battle is the Lord’s.
   —1 Samuel 17:27

Thumb over to 1 Samuel 17 and check out David’s view of the giant Goliath, contrasted with King Saul’s soldiers’ perception of the beast.

David’s view was driven by fearless faith. He badgered the Israelite brass: “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God.” Trotting out to face off with Goliath he goaded: “I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty . . . the battle is the Lord’s.” David was totally God-focused.

Saul’s soldiers, on the other hand, were totally Goliath-focused. They eyeballed his size, his armor, his weapons—and shook in their sandals.

Which camp are you in? Do your fears overpower your faith or does your faith overcome your fears?

Fear imprisons. Faith liberates.

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