“David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.”
-1 Samuel 17:48 NIV
As we continue our review of some basic Bible accounts, today we run across David and Goliath. David was a shepherd boy at this point, and was offended when he heard Goliath mocking God, and the people of Israel. David was also confident in the LORD. As he left to meet Goliath on the field of battle, David didn’t walk, he ran. A small shepherd boy with a slingshot, was running to meet a nine foot tall soldier with armor, spear and javelin. That’s faith! Wouldn’t it be great if we could eagerly, confidently run toward the challenges in our lives the same way to tackle them in faith? Actually, we can. God has already won the victory for us through Jesus’ death and resurrection. Jesus certainly appeared to be the underdog in that fight too. The Pharisees, the Romans, they conspired to kill Him, but by that death, Jesus earned forgiveness for us! And though the stone wasn’t thrown with a sling, it was rolled away from a tomb which resulted in the devil’s defeat. Forgiveness and eternal life are yours in Christ. You can live boldly and confidently because the same God who accompanied David to face Goliath, accompanies you as you face your daily challenges.