In 1 Samuel 17, Israel had lost sight of five fundamental truths. Big deal? Without these truths, a Philistine giant seemed unconquerable. Great fear and dismay, inevitable. Their outlook? Hopeless.
It took a “youth,” the easily overlooked runt of his family, to remind Abraham’s descendants. There are five vital truths that make all the difference, then and now:
- There is a God (17:46)
- He is alive (17:36)
- He is the LORD who reigns over heaven and earth (17:45)
- He saves, but not with sword and spear (17:47)
- The battle belongs to him (17:47)
We would do well to anchor ourselves to those bedrock truths this week.