Slaying the Giants

And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul; (Rom. 12:1-2)


What was the biggest giant David ever faced?  It was not Goliath and it was not on the battlefield.  The biggest giant David faced was the one in the mirror.  It was himself as an idol.  During an unguarded moment, this man the Bible described as a man who was “after God’s own heart” allowed his mind and heart to wander away from the spiritual to pursue forbidden fruits.  All it took was a fleeting moment.


David was approximately 50 years old and had been king for around twenty years when he fell to the giant in his life.  It was at “the time when kings go off to war” yet David the king remained in Jerusalem.  He should have been mature enough to have it figured out by this time of life.


If David had taken a closer look in that mirror, he might have seen that he was shirking his responsibilities as king and pulling back from the battle.  He also might have notice that he chose the place of comfort over the place of battle.  Was he wrestling with getting older or did he no longer feel like following God as closely as he had before.  Whatever he may have been facing, he allowed himself to take over the will of God and what was right.  David would not have had to be confronted by Nathan and told “Thou are the man.”


When you honestly look in your mirror, see beyond yourself and look toward the God who is within you as He attempts to lead by the prompting of His Holy Spirit.


Bro. Larry