When the wicked seem to be living large and looking strong
There is an interesting narrative in 1 Samuel 17. The story’s headline is well-known. It is a universal metaphor the world over. It is the story of David and the giant Philistine, Goliath. What is relevant to us is not so much David’s actual victory but how he got to the place of representing Israel in the man-to-man, one-on-one combat that took place.