In the eyes of Israel, Goliath was “this man” (17:25), in the eyes of David, Goliath was an “uncircumcised Philistine”.
“David brings a whole new world view…now David injects the godly question into the episode.
Doesn’t having a living God make a difference in all this?
This fellow has mocked ‘the ranks of the living God’.
If God is so identified with Israel, do you think He is indifferent toward such slurs on His reputation?
Do you expect a living God to allow an uncircumcised Philistine to trample His name in military and theological mud?
Israel thought the Philistine invulnerable; for David he was only uncircumcised.
A living God gives a whole new view of things.
David’s question is not a magic charm for solving every problem; but surely it instructs us.
It shows us how crucial it is that we hold the right starting point, that we raise the right question at the very first.”
All the believer’s life and all the church’s life requires theocentric thinking.”
Dale Ralph Davis, quoted by Mark Dunagan, 1 Samuel, p. 42
“GOD LOVES YOU AND I LOVE YOU AND THAT’S THE WAY IT’S GONNA BE!” – MIKE