Last time I took a look at the giants of Gath, including Goliath.
In the story a young man that was not a warrior took on a champion of the Philistines named Goliath. Goliath was almost 10 feet tall.
Take a look at the ceiling in your home and that’s only 8 feet, so his head would stick through the ceiling.
If you’re into basketball then it’s a lot easier. The rim is 10 feet off the floor.
Needless to say that’s a big feller!
The Israeli army had some mighty men in the ranks but for some reason Goliath just frightened all of them.
David’s action of killing Goliath became a catalyst for the rest of the army, including David’s own family.
Years later as war broke out against the Phlilistine’s again, many other giants of Gath were killed.
Yet again there was war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, with twenty-four fingers and toes, six on each hand and six on each foot; and he also was born to the giant. So when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea, David’s brother, killed him. 1 Chron 20:6-7
Jonathan was more than likely inspired by Uncle David! “If God can use him, then God can use me!” he may have thought.
The lesson I want you to glean from this story is this: your actions today will affect the actions of another tomorrow!
I must also point out that your action either way – good or bad – will have that affect!
What will you do today that will change a life tomorrow?
Are you going to cut someone off in traffic today or wave at them and allow them in front of you?
Will you stand in the checkout line with an aggravated scowl on your face or smile and say, “Hello! How are you doing today?” to those around you?
Will you tell someone about Jesus or pray for them?
Maybe just a “God bless you today” or an act of kindness will be enough!
Be a part of inspiring and encouraging others!