Summary: Facing our Giants of Life from the story of David facing Goliath.
On this day the last Sunday of the month of January already 2009, we greet you in the matchless, Name of Jesus, giving honor to God who is the head of my life and to Jesus who is the head of the universal church and this local fellowship, it is indeed an honor and a privilege to stand before you once again for the preaching and the teaching of the Word of God.
I invite you once again back to the book of 1 Samuel and chapter 17 as we close out our series today on David as we have been walking through this month on David, Sunday number one was David as the unlikely candidate, 1 Samuel 16, 2nd Sunday was learning from David’s Sheep field, 1 Samuel 17, third Sunday was lessons from David’s Sheep field part two from Psalm 100 and verse 3. And today we go back to 1 Samuel chapter 17 and verses 38-51. 1 Samuel chapter 17 and verses 38-51 and when you have found it, let me hear you say amen. Let us stand for the reading of the word. While we are standing let us hold up our Bibles for the affirmation of the preaching of the word in this local fellowship. Repeat after me, I believe that God is who God’s word says that He is. I believe that God will do what God’s word says that He will do. I believe that I am who God’s word says that I am. Thy Word O Lord is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Amen. I will be reading aloud from the New King James, 1 Samuel chapter 17 and verses 38-51. Follow along as I read aloud. You may be seated. Thanks be to the Lord for the reading hearing and doing of God’s Holy Word.
1 Samuel chapter 17:45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
1Sa 17:46 This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
We want to speak from the thought today, entitled your giant is no giant to God. Your giant is no giant to God. Say that to your neighbor your giant is no giant to God. You must believe this. You must wake up every day and live by this biblical principle that whatever you giant you face in this life in whatever form it is, it is no giant to the God you serve. Everything and everyone in this world is subject to God the Father, God the Son, Jesus Christ and God the Holy Spirit. Your Giant is no Giant to God. And when you come to that conclusion in your life and when you accept the godly spiritual revelation in your life that every giant you face in this life is no giant to God, than you are ready to join up with God to face your giant.
Because listen closely the sooner you face your giant the better off godly you will be because your giant is not just going to go away. Giants will face you down in this life and they do not just walk away. They have to be dealt with.
We can find this in the word of God because in an earlier verse that we read two Sundays ago when we were dealing with the first part of this chapter, it says in verse 16 the giant the philistine, verse 16 of 1 Samuel chapter 17, the Philistine drew near to the Israelites, morning and evening for 40 days taunting the children of Israel, saying who will come out to fight me. The giants are not just going to go away in your life. You see that’s why we have to deal with the bears and the lions in our lives as we have said over the past two Sundays because one day you are going to face the giants of your life, and the giants in our lives are not just going to walk away. The giants in our lives must be dealt with and eliminated, taken care of, taken out, they must be done away with so that we can move on and graduate to the next thing in God. Would not life be so much easier if we didn’t have to deal with the giants that rumble up into our lives. I am a living witness, young as I am, there have been some giants in my life and in my own thinking, I could declare that it would just be easier if they just go away and don’t come back on another day. But I am here to tell you that’s not how it works. Giants don’t just go away, you’ve got to join in with God to put giants away from your life. Just like Goliath, he presented himself 40 days morning and evening that means 80 times he came up in the presence of the Israelites, twice a day for forty days to say in other words, look a here, I am not going anywhere, I will be back tomorrow to remind you that I am a giant in your life that you must deal with.