Face Your Critics

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


The story of David and Goliath has a stunning conclusion, but we tend to forget the beginning. David took food to his brothers on the front lines and heard Goliath's challenge to the army of Israel.

Goliath boasted, "If you can kill me, my people will be your slaves!"

David had killed lions and bears, and he confidently asked, "What reward would I get for stopping this man?" David's older brothers were far less confident. They belittled him and told him to go home.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. David's faith and confidence in God were stronger than his brothers' ridicule and it gave him victory in battle. A strong faith can give us the courage to overcome our critics . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied." (1 Sam. 17:45)