Too many sermons on David and Goliath rattle on about secondary issues. If you’ve ever heard a lesson on D&G, you know what I mean: be brave, be strong, God gives us power to overcome the giants in our life.
That approach misses the point completely. As someone has said, when Christians read about David and Goliath, we aren't David. We're the Israelite army, cowering back, too scared to so much as take a step in the giant's direction.
In this case David, anointed one of God, is a foreshadowing of Jesus, who single-handedly beat the giant of sin and death. Praise God that we not only don't have to beat the giant alone, Jesus has already beat him for us.
(c) Copyright 2008, A. Milton Stanley