Sunday, August 07, 2016

Goliath vs. God

"There went out a champion… named Goliath, of Gath… Then said David... the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD'S, and He will give you into our hands" (1 Samuel 17:4,45-47).  "Who is this King of glory?  The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle… The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory" (Psalm 24:8-10).  "Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and… the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory" (Acts 12:21-23).

The champion of Gath drew near,
Goliath, with his daunting height,
To blaspheme God with sword and spear,
Despising David in his sight. 

Goliath didn't understand
That his Opponent was the LORD.   
The King of glory thus had planned  
To save with neither spear nor sword. 

Goliath would not be the last
To find out that our Lord is strong. 
He's one of many in the past
Who found (as Herod) he was wrong. 

O Lord, as in Goliath's story,
The champions that men applaud
Who yet refuse to give You glory
Shall know that You alone are God.  

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