I Corinthians 1:27
But God hath chosen the foolish things of this world to confound the wise, And God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.
Only an immutable and sovereign God could write something so liberating to mankind. No monarch on earth would think this way. Kings want power, they surround their courts with the wisest of the wise.
They arm their knights with the best armour that they can afford, they display their power. It’s like president Roosevelt said; “Speak softly, and carry a big stick, you will go far.” This was called ‘Big stick diplomacy.’ When President Roosevelt sent our navy halfway around the world, to make a show of American strength.
But God doesn’t tend to work that way. Why would He choose to operate like this? If you were a king about to go to battle, sometimes instead of losing thousands of men in a single battle, the kings would work out an agreement, let’s each send out our mightiest man to fight on behalf of our kingdom.
This is where the legend of King David was created, a young boy standing up against a well-known giant named Goliath. The Hebrews feared Goliath and for good reason, some historians believe, that a few years earlier when the Philistines were at war with the Hebrews, Goliath a 12 foot tall giant went on a one-man rampage stormed the Hebrew camp singlehandedly and with his 15 plus pound spear, killing Hebrew soldiers as he ran into the most protected part of the camp, picked up the arc of the covenant placed on his shoulder and fought his way back out!
Goliath was a mighty man when David approached him, he became confounded, (angry.) David appeared to be foolish before everyone watching that day. But David knew God. Goliath was seeking a greater reputation, he wanted to become a legend, unfortunately for him, the legend he received was not what he expected. ( Samuel 17)
There will be times in your life when you’re faced with a problem, too big to conquer on your own, and feeling overwhelmed. Usually, at this stage the enemy has been beating you down with his words of discouragement. You may even be feeling too weak to go on any further, this is when God steps in:
II Corinthians 12:9
My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
The Lord told me once: “A miracle is something you go through.”
He is: Jehovah Gibbor Milchamah
Mighty in Battle