And he (Goliath) stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? Am I not a Philistine, and ye servants of Saul? Choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me (I Samuel 17:8).
The story of David and Goliath was once well known. Even those who never went to church or Sunday school knew it. Its story line was frequently used as an analogy for an underdog overcoming a favored opponent in sports, politics, or other contest. Unfortunately, recent polls show that many Americans, especially younger ones, have never heard it. Evidently, the humanistic academic establishment has such a strong-hold on American education, as the cultural elite has on the media, that stories like this are systematically censored.
Now, more than ever, Americans need to choose godly men and women to leadership positions who will lead us into battle against the modern-day Goliaths. And the battle is winnable, for, as David said, Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God? (v.26).
David had seen, as we have seen, many prior deliverances at Gods hand (v.37), thus he knew the Lord would deliver (him) out of the hand of this Philistine.
As he charged, David shouted: I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts. . . . This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand . . . that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. . . . For the battle is the LORDS (vs.4547).
If Christians consistently voted, or ran, or supported candidates committed to godly principles, they would win every political race, school board seat, or local administrative post. The political Goliath, then, would be defeated.
Let us not be dismayed, and greatly afraid (v.11) as were Sauls armies, or reconciled to defeat as were Davids brothers (v.28), but become mighty conquerors, in Gods name. JDM