Sunday, 22nd March 2015
Rev. Daniel Poon
We see King David as a good example to follow, and we all know about his faith when killing Goliath the giant, but this week, Rev. Daniel shared with us about David’s “second giant”. We all enjoy miracles and blessings from God, but how many of us can continue to believe in God when we are struggling in our lives? In fact, most of the characters in the Bible face some kind of struggles throughout their life. In 1 Samuel 19:10-11, it says, “Saul tried to pin him to the wall with his spear, but David eluded him as Saul drove the spear into the wall. That night David made good his escape. Saul sent men to David’s house to watch it and to kill him in the morning. But Michal, David’s wife, warned him, “If you don’t run for your life tonight, tomorrow you’ll be killed.””
From here we see that after David received triumph, Saul tried to kill him, so David ran away. Not longer after, David’s wife suggested him to escape from the window, and David listened to her advice. So where was the David, who faced Goliath barehanded and trusted only in the Lord? Rev. Daniel reminded us that no matter what we do, we have to do it to glorify God’s Name, not to put our own benefits before God.
Later on in 1 Samuel 20:42, it states, “Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the name of the Lord, saying, ‘The Lord is witness between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.’”Then David left, and Jonathan went back to the town.” Instead of seeking God, David went to Jonathan, whose father tried to kill David! Rev. Daniel reminded us not to try to be someone else’s God, but lead people to God Himself. Jonathan told David to run away, and later in the Scripture we saw that David went to the temple and look for food and weapon, and his act caused death to the priest and his household.
After killing Goliath, Saul became David’s second giant, and this time, David ran away.
Rev. Daniel shared that even David would fail, so we should always be alert, look out for the giant in our lives, and always fighting against it in the Name of the Lord, not by our own will, or very soon, we will be defeated.