Wisdom and Trust

January 24th, 2023

1 Samuel 17:32-40

We tend to think that wisdom comes with age. David is the young man who has been at home doing the minor tasks of life, while the men have been doing the important work of a nation. Surprisingly, it is not the king, the most learned, or the most experienced soldier that sees a way through the challenge of Goliath. It’s the shepherd boy.

Scripture is filled with these kinds of script-flipping moments. It seems that the wisdom of God has little to do with age, gender, education, or wealth but has everything to do with trust. David trusted that God was with him in the moments with the lions and bears, so he knew he could trust God in this moment. The others had no answer for Goliath, David’s answer was: “But I trust in you, LORD; I say, ‘You are my God’” (Psalm 31:14).

Today we need to trust God with the small challenges of our lives. When the giant challenges come, we won’t be held captive to our fear, but will have the wisdom to know God is near.

Author: Dustin Metcalf


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