Summary: At one time or another in our lives we feel like we are facing giants that we just cannot overcome. Problems are so insurmountable that we just give in to them. David faced a giant that towered over him and no one thought he had a chance of defeating hi
WHAT ARE GIANTS IN YOUR LIFE
At one time or another in our lives we feel like we are facing giants that we just cannot overcome. Problems are so insurmountable that we just give in to them. Giants can come in all different forms and shapes. Alcohol, drugs, cursing, pornography, or any malady or road block can be a giant that keeps us from having that close relationship with Jesus Christ. Giants can keep us from our inheritance of riches according to His riches in heaven. David faced a giant that towered over him and no one thought he had a chance of defeating him.
Let us pray
I. Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together in a war against the Philistines.
A. Saul and his army were terribly numbered
1. Satan is our giant
a. He comes in many different forms from one to another
2.We need to learn to depend on God
B.They were giving David little if no chance of victory
1. Let’s take at look at this situation:
2. David the youngest of 8 sons of Jesse
3. His job was shepherd boy
4. While his brothers were in the war
5. He was supposed to be taking food to his brothers in battle
C. 1 Samuel 17:2-11 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines. 3. And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them. 4. And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. 5. And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass. 6. And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders. 7. And the staff of his spear was like a weaver’s beam; and his spear’s head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him. 8. And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? Am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? Choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me. 9. If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us. 10. And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together. 11. When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly afraid.
1. Verse 4 says six cubits and a span just over 9 feet tall
a. Problems tower over us higher than we can manage
b. Things control us with the power of evil and overwhelming size
2. Weight of coat 5000 shekels just over 150 lbs.
a. Problems weigh us down more than anything
b. Drag us down in the dirt
1. Spears head almost 600 shekels 19 lbs.
a. We get hit with the high of drugs
b. The high of the wining hand of gambling
c. That feeling of overpowering somebody
4. The sin and problems call us out to do battle with it
a. It knows it can overpower us because we are week
b. It says, “If I win you serve me….
2. But if you use God’s help the problem will serve you
1. We are constantly defied and taunted
D. The man that defeats this giant will get riches
1. 1 Samuel 17:25 And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? Surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father’s house free in Israel
2. Just as when we defeat our giants we get riches
a. Better job & better money
b. Les money spent on giant
c. Better acceptance and better circle of friends
d. Heal that broken marriage
1. Product of environment
3. Heavenly Father blesses beyond what you can imagine
a. Learn to depend on him for victory
1. Over drugs
2. Over alcohol
3. Over any giant
II. The giant has us beaten from the start
A. 1 Samuel 17:33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.