Remember the story of David and Goliath? The classic underdog story of all stories is
in First Samuel, chapter 17. The Philistine army was one side and Israel’s army was on the other, which was bad enough
for poor Israel, but the Philistines had a giant named Goliath, who came out daily to challenge Israel to send a man to fight
him, with the loser’s army becoming servants to the winner.
Goliath’s breast armor weighed more than David’s entire body. One hundred and twenty-five pounds, and just the
head of his spear weighed 15 pounds. David’s three oldest brothers were in the Israeli army, so Jesse, their Dad, sent
David to check on them. When he got there, he heard Goliath’s brag and told King Saul that he would fight the giant.
David’s brothers already hated him with jealousy for his dreams of their bowing to him, and they derided him no end.
And to think; Saul had promised his daughter and great riches to anyone who could beat the big one!
After refusing Saul’s armor, which he couldn’t even walk in, he picked up five stones for his
sling and headed for Goliath, saying, "The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the
bear, He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine."
forward and slung a rock that hit Goliath in his one unprotected spot; his forehead. Like America’s former heavyweight
boxing champ, Ali, who would have said "there’ll be two hits; one when my stone hits him and another when he hits
the ground." And that’s the way it was.
Now to my point: Israel is
one of the smallest nations. America’s state of Missouri is ten times larger than Israel (69,674 to 7,984 square miles),
but Israel has a winning hand…she is God’s Chosen. And now, Gentiles who accept Jesus as the Christ, join the
Jewish believers as God’s Chosen! (Romans 2:28-29, 3:29, 9:6-8, and Galations 3:7, 3:28-29 and 4:28). And I remind all
that "Blessed is he that blesseth thee (Israel) and cursed is everyone who curses thee." (Numbers 24:9).
Beware, Middle-East! Beware, All!