Overcoming the Giants
The victory over the personal giants we are facing is not going to simply be handed to us. Yes, the story of David and Goliath should remind us that we needed Jesus to stand in our stead to defeat the monstrous giants of death and sin, but we still have a responsibility to do something about our giants.
I want to leave you with three strategies that can be seen in the character of David. I love this story because there are so many elements that are woven throughout it, that often times you can read it back-to-back and find something new and rich. When it comes fighting our personal giants, giants like alcoholism, pride, lust, we need a strategy. Now I understand that the strategy of fighting a physical human-being is far different than fighting some of these struggles mentioned just a moment ago, but I believe the character of David can teach us something of how and why we fight.