This is a picture of the Elah Valley where David stood and fought Goliath. When David first happened upon the situation, he was appalled that someone would dare blaspheme the name of the LORD – no matter how big and strong he was. Though all of Israel was afraid of Goliath (including the King), David was undaunted. Though his oldest brothers mocked and disrespected him for showing up, David did not stop asking why no one was standing up to Goliath. Even when King Saul was made aware of David’s strong words, he told David that he was incapable of fighting the giant.
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“Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the LORD.” -Jeremiah 9:23-24
Wisdom, might and riches are usually the pursuits and achievements of our hard work and experiences more than they are the results of knowing and understanding the LORD. It’s an honest mistake, too, because as we strive to bring honor to Him, they seem to be noble pursuits. What else brings more security than knowing the right thing to do all the time, or having the strength to handle any adversity, or having enough money to weather every storm? Continue reading “The Secret of a No Exchange Policy”