“You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted” (1 Samuel 17:45).

The giants that seek to intimidate, and hold us hostage to our fears, appear as a daunting and threatening presence. When confronted by these foes, our tendency is to ascribe to them more strength and power than they actually possess, while assuming that we are weak and vulnerable. A life lived in the name of the Lord, however, is postured to strike down the challenges that daily taunt us.

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