One of the greatest events of the Bible is the story of David and Goliath. I had always viewed this account as a display of courage on David’s part. Lately, however, it came to mind that the thrust of the message might be one of "trust", rather than "courage." When David saw what was going on between the challenging Goliath and the cowardly Israelites, he said in amazement, "Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should taunt the armies of God”? (1 Samuel 17:26). I Samuel 17:37 states, “David said moreover, 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. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.” It is no small wonder why David was called "a man after God’s own heart." (Acts 13:22).
The fact that God is faithful must saturate one's Christianity. If you or I want to be considered faithful by God, we must trust Him like nothing else. The Hebrew writer says, "And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to Him must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." (Hebrews 11:6). The apostle Paul wrote, "If God is for us, who is against us?" (Romans 8:31).
Over and over the Bible stresses to you and me that God is worthy of our trust. There is not a thing or a person in this world that will deliver you or watch over and care for you like the Lord. You and I cannot depend on the stock market, riches, nice homes, world peace, etc. Only God is trustworthy. When it comes to our salvation, you and I cannot depend on our good deeds to bring us to heaven. What will save us is the grace of a faithful God as we express our complete trust in Him giving Him our obedience to His word.
Can you honestly say, "The Lord is my Shepherd?" Do you trust Him with your entire life? Can God say to you, "There is one who is after My heart?"
Adapted - Walnut Hill church of Christ