1-12-2017 Cruelty With Words
King Saul’s army faced the Philistines, “And a champion went out from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span” (1 Samuel 17:4 NKJV). Goliath’s height was 9 ½ feet, and his armor weighed over 125 pounds! For over a month, he said, “I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together” (1 Samuel 17:10 NKJV). David’s faith was bigger than his body, so Goliath “disdained him; for he was only a youth, ruddy and good-looking. So the Philistine said to David, ‘Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?’ And the Philistine cursed David by his gods” (1 Samuel 17:42-43 NKJV). Words that either boast of one’s own self, or belittle someone else, are cruel. Like David, our faith can defeat any cruel Goliath, even on-line!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.