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Higher Than Our Ways - 06

Updated on December 9, 2012

In I Samuel 17 we find the story of David and Goliath, an oft-preached passage and story. This story serves to illustrate how God chooses to do things differently than we humans might choose.

David has seen Goliath’s mockery of God and has determined to do something about it. When Saul learns that David is planning to battle Goliath, he offers his personal armor and weapons for David’s use. However, David cannot use them, for he has not ‘tested’ them, or practiced with them.

The armor and sword of Saul were man’s choice of tool for the job, but God had another choice. David was already accomplished with his sling, so God chose to use that tool for the job. God knew that David needed to attack Saul from a distance, not up close.

The sling may have seemed inadequate, but in the hands of God’s chosen person, any tool will accomplish God’s plan. God prepared David long before this event, and David was ready when the moment arrived.

In I Corinthians 1:27, we read the following:

“God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

And base things of the world, and things which are despised, God has chosen…”

We must not look down on ourselves, or on the tools we have, for God can and does use the insignificant to accomplish the amazing.


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