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Faith Versus Common Sense

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Faith Versus Common Sense By Kirk Hunt

 

And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.”

1 Samuel 17:33 NKJV
Read also 1 Samuel 17:1–58

 

The chief military leader and strategist of Israel evaluated the boy before him and passed judgment.  Military training and experience said the farm boy could not defeat the professional soldier.  Common sense said that Goliath, a giant, would massacre David.

 

King Saul had his issues, but he understood war and combat.  He knew that leather slings and wool garments are no match against steel swords and brass armor.  Using only rational thought and facts, David stood no chance.

 

David’s faith spoke a different story and outcome.  David understood that his defeat of the lion and the bear came through God.  David did not expect to out-match Goliath.  Instead, David expected God to deliver Goliath to defeat and destruction.

 

We are, or at least can be, instruments of God’s purpose and provision in the earth.  Your calling requires that you put your faith in God and obey His sovereign direction.  Scripture is full of examples where faith and common sense are at odds. 

 

Trust God.  Put your faith in Him and His power.  Watch the giants in your life fall.

 

Think:                Faith in God, not common sense, should always be our guide. 

 

Pray:                   “Lord, help me to live through my faith in You.”

 

 

Copyright © May 2016, Kirk Hunt

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