Faith

Making a stand like David

In the Lord I take refuge.
    How then can you say to me:
    “Flee like a bird to your mountain.

Psalm 11:1

David was conflicted and perhaps insulted here.  He has been counseled to flee perhaps, by his friends (of course with all good intentions).  But you can feel the disgust on David's words -- "How can you say to me?".  This Psalm was written presumably when Saul wanted to kill him on 1 Samuel 19-ish.

Why was David so sure he would win against Goliath?

He wasn't.  He wasn't sure that he would win against Goliath.  It was never recorded in the bible that God told David to kill Goliath.  So this act was an act of faith for David -- a gesture of faith.  The stakes are very high.  If David loses, Israel would be under Philistine authority and yet he was willing to gamble that.  

What can we learn from here?

1. God honors gestures of faith as long as the heart is correct.  

Be worried for nothing

I have a constant need to be productive and get ahead and as developer I have a FOMO on the new and shiny JS front-end frameworks. 

Looking at God's activity in my life, God has been very good to me and my family.  All my career milestones were not a result of my effort but God's hand.