“He picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them into his shepherd’s bag. Then, armed only with his shepherd’s staff and sling, he started across the valley to fight the Philistine.” (1 Samuel 17:40 NLT)

I was walking along a stream one day and noticed that there were many stones on the shore. There were large stones and small ones. There were dark stones and white stones. There were fat stones and thin ones. Some stones were prettier than others. I couldn’t resist picking up a smooth stone and throwing it as far as I could. In the Bible there was a man named David who also threw a stone. He hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine giant named Goliath in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground. (1 Samuel 17:49, 50) David had a great victory facing overwhelming odds using an insignificant little stone. The Lord Jesus personally selects humble people of all colors, shapes and ethnicities that have been polished by the streams of living water from God’s Word to fight the giants of injustice, poverty, illness and oppression. The Lord Jesus still has more stones to throw. He precisely launches all those willing servants with the powerful anointing of the Holy Spirit to slay these giants and set the captives free.

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