4 A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; 6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. 7 His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. His shield bearer went ahead of him.
8 Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me. 9 If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us.”
When the Israelites had gotten to the Promised Land, they were afraid because the people living there were giants. The King of Og needed a bed over 13 feet long. Goliath stood over 9 feet tall. Saul being the tallest was the best match for Goliath, but he was worried. In God’s eyes, Goliath was no different than anyone else. Many times to avoid the high cost of battle, the armies would pit two of their best warriors in a battle, and the one to win meant that side won the battle. Goliath had the obvious advantage over David, but what he did not know was that he was facing God’s power. Do you have an overwhelming battle in your life? As a believer in God, you have God’s power behind you and in you. You, as a believer, can conquer your battles. You have the advantage with God’s strength and power and support.