Daily Radio Bible Podcast
God seems to really enjoy reversals, where the weapons of an enemy are used against the enemy himself. God has a way of reversing the supposed strength of giants to achieve his victory. Goliath stood defiantly over the people of God. This giant was not just a huge human being, he also had weapons of war. But a young man named David, God's Anointed man had nothing other than a few smooth stones, a sling and faith in a God who delights in reversing the strengths of the enemy into weakness. He believed in the God of reversals. So with only a few stones and a sling, God defeated this well arm giant, the head of the defiant giant was severed with his own sword.
The Psalmist David says this over and over again, "they have dug a pit in my path, but they themselves have fallen into it." The greatest of all reversals is seen in the cross, a weapon used by the giant enemy of our souls to crucify our Lord. And yet the cross was the very instrument that won our victory from sin, death, and the grave. The cross is the greatest reversal of all. God is in the business of reversing things. And today's a good day to remember this, and rejoice in it. As on Saturday, the day before Easter, this was a dark and silent day when it looked like the giant had won. In fact, the taunts of the giant were the loudest that had ever been heard. But on Sunday, if we look carefully, we can see God's appointed shepherd, not a boy, but a man. And this man was far better than David. He was the rock that made men stumble, the stone that made giants fall, and he has won the victory. And because of this greatest of all reversals, people from all around the world like you and me, broken people from every tribe and nation and tongue can experience the power to overcome one giant after another.
God brings about that great reversal for you and me on the cross. Whatever giant you're facing, can be faced today. Not with swords or Spears are javelins. But in the name of the Lord of Heavens armies, the God of the great reversal. That's the prayer that I have for my own soul. That's the prayer that I have for my family for my wife. My daughter's my son. That's a prayer that I have for you. Amen.