Christians Despise David’s Victory over Goliath


 Editor    Aug 07 : 17:55
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In my many years as a Christian I have never met a fellow Christian who didn’t love or wasn’t inspired by David’s encounter with Goliath.

King DavidIn my many years as a Christian I have never met a fellow Christian who didn’t love or wasn’t inspired by David’s encounter with Goliath. We love how bold he was. We love his courage. But I believe that most of us don’t really love David for who he really was rather we love him metaphorically. We often speak about “Goliath’s” in our lives to represent obstacles and so we love David in the same way that we view him: allegorically. I believe that if David were alive today as a member of our congregation he would be despised by the very Christians who love him in Scripture.

Consider this: David essentially enlisted in the army. This, in and of itself, would bother many present-day believers. As a member of the United States Army myself I have been approached by many believers and asked how it is that I could be in the army and be a Christian. Some have asked weather it was not in conflict with my faith in God to be a part of the army. Still others ask if I could kill a person in the line of duty as a disciple of God. These are only the Christians “bold” enough to approach me, what of the others not so bold?



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