Faith vs Force - Part 1
"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."
1 Samuel 17:45
This duel of David with Goliath is but a chapter in the history of the contest always going on between faith and force. The secret of Goliath's strength was trained brute force, assisted and protected by a sword, spear, and shield; the secret of David's strength was simple faith in God.
Forces physical, mental, financial, and social are constantly putting themselves against God's cause and challenging His people to combat. The Davids who try to meet force with force are apt to be defeated; but the Davids who meet force with faith in God are sure to conquer.
(excerpted from Heaven on Earth, by Rev. A.C. Dixon)
Many forces are against the Christian today. Today they have many complex weaponry as did Goliath. Yet see single, simple, small David stand against it all with one great weapon...faith in God! And so can we!
"Above all, taking the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked." Ephesians 6:16