Israel was in big trouble. That big Philistine had kept them quaking in their boots for over a month already. It seemed hopeless. Stalemate.
Then comes Little Brother with food and lots of questions. But wait–this “little brother” was the one who had been anointed as the next king right in front of his older brothers! And he’s the one who had killed a lion and a bear bare-handed. And now with God’s power, Goliath was no match for him! “Who is this pagan Philistine anyway, that he is allowed to defy the armies of the living God?…The LORD who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!” And He did. (1 Samuel 17, NLT)
Now back up. His soon-to-be best friend Jonathan had done a very similar thing just three chapters before. With only his armor-bearer, he successfully attacked a Philistine outpost saying, “Perhaps the LORD will help us, for nothing can hinder the LORD. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!” And He did.
Don’t you love it? These guys are my heroes. God still does miracles, and He still uses people who step out boldly for His cause, depending on Him. I want to be one of them!