“Dismayed and Greatly Afraid”

February 21, 2018

“Dismayed and Greatly Afraid”

Blessings folk!

Goliath challenged Israel to bring their best to battle against him.

The best of the people of the Lord against the giant of the world.

How do you think the people of the Lord responded?

Not well…

1Sa 17:10-11

Again the Philistine said,
“I defy the ranks of Israel this day; give me a man that we may fight together.”

When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine,
they were dismayed and greatly afraid.

Goliath defied them.
He defied the Lord God.

Saul, the King, and Israel were dismayed.
They were greatly afraid.

They gave more attention to the giant of the enemy than they did to the Most High God.

They trusted in what they saw rather than in the Lord.

They trusted in the natural…that which they could see…rather than in the promised of God.

Yet, there was one…


We will see the story as we go, but know David’s response when he heard of what Goliath was doing,,.

1Sa 17:26b

Then David spoke to the men who were standing by him, saying, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should taunt the armies of the living God?”

“Who is this uncircumcised Philistine…?”

The world is nothing before the Lord and His people.

Trust in Him.
Be not dismayed.
Fear not.