Giant-Slaying Hope


1.)  When we SEE the giants, we will cry and weep and murmur.


Numbers 13:33-14:2a "And there we saw the giants , the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.  And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.  And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron…"


 2.)  When we SEE the giants, we will run away and be very afraid.

I Samuel 17:23-24 "And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them.  And all the men of Israel, when they saw, fled from him, and were sore afraid.


3.)  When we SEE our God, we will abhor (to cast off or reject) our self, repent and praise God for the wonderful things He does.


Job 42:5-6 "I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.  Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes."

Job 42:2-3 "I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.   Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not."


There's no denying that our giants are many…and they are HUGE:

  • failing health
  • aging parents
  • reversing finances
  • eroding morals
  • collapsing nation
  • feuding families
  • wandering children
  • disintegrating churches
  • exhausted Christians


However, if we are wise, we will not focus on these giants.  We will instead look to our God.

David did not see Goliath.  He never went out to reconnoiter. 

He did not need to gain more military information about his enemy.

David did not need to know about the giant,
because he already knew about his God. 

He knew God's might.  He had experienced God's deliverance, again and again, personally.  He trusted His God to continue to act in accordance to His Divine personality.

David merely heard that the giant was defying the God of Israel and knew that Goliath must and could be defeated.

The more we know about our incredible God, the more we realize that He can do "things too wonderful for me".

We must stop looking at our giants, stop obsessing about them, stop studying them, learning about them, planning how to defeat them.

Instead, we must look to our God…really SEE Who He is.  Read His Book.  Learn His character.  Find out how He delivered His children time after time after time. 

Review our own lives and see how He has protected and delivered us again and again.

May we come to the point when we can say to our giants,

I Samuel 17:45b, 46a,c "I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts…This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand…that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel."