December 1, 2019
As Goliath assumed his battle position, he was insulted by what he saw: his opponent clearly lacked both experience and equipment. Standing in one corner of the metaphorical ring, the giant cursed David by his gods, unaware that the unassuming shepherd boy in the other corner was empowered by the one true and living God. Alistair Begg explains that Israel’s only hope rested in God’s provision of an anointed and appointed deliverer. The same God who granted David victory has also secured our victory over sin through Christ, giving us every reason for thanksgiving.
40Then he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the brook and put them in his shepherd's pouch. His sling was in his hand, and he approached the Philistine.
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