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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Shrewdness (03/07/05)

TITLE: A Little Child Shall lead Them...
By Martine Sylvain
03/13/05


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Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”, Matthew 19:26 NIV

For many centuries people have been reading, meditating, and spoken about the day a child became a giant while a giant turned into a child. This story continues to intrigue even the greatest minds. Shrewdness had its meaning revealed in this story in a way that even the most enlighten mind still can learn from.

The story of David and Goliath demonstrates how a giant can get so overconfident that he can forget that he is still just a man, not a god; People had feared Goliath so much that he became the symbol of arrogance. Goliath had gotten used to using his strength and height to defy anyone, even God’s people. He thought so well of Himself that He would challenge God. Everyone saw the visual giant while David perceived the giant he had within. While the very adult, who should have been this child’s example, were fearful of the devil’s weapon, David recognized the power of the Almighty’s weapon. He did not allow anything or anyone to undermine the justice that can only come from the authentic giant. As a result, he was able to see this giant vulnerability while everyone focused on this giant’s strength. David only had to use a simple stone at this famous monster to bring him down. Goliath fell and died. Everyone became surprised. A giant had gained the status of a child while the child had become the giant that the enemy began to fear.

How can this story relate to our daily lives? By looking at the story of David and Goliath many conclusions can be drawn for our daily lives. My personal lesson in this is that whatever visible giant or enormous situation may come into my life can be taken care of by the invisible Rock. What may seem impossible to man can be handle in my life by God. There is no god that is greater than my God. Also, David, as a little child, has shown me how he was able to lead greater people to victory. Therefore, God can still use an ordinary person like me. All in all, shrewdness is not limited to those who are seen as being capable, but to those who are willing to be used by God.


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Delores Baber03/18/05
Thanks for gleaming the wise nuggets within a story that lives on through the ages. You must be a pastor. You look at scripture as a pastor would, for truths that the flock can apple to their lives.
donna robinson03/20/05
I had forgotten this well known little story and you brought back the real message here. It summed up nicely the things we need to remember and keep tucked away when we need a dose of courage and faith