Friday, September 12, 2014

Where is Christ in the story of David and Goliath?

What can we learn about Christ from the story of David and Goliath?  We might see Him in the question David asks of the soldiers when he sees Goliath mocking:

“What shall be done to the man that…taketh away the reproach from Israel?” (1 Samuel 17:26)

Christ took away our sins, and thus took away our reproach.

Interestingly enough, the answer is given in the verse before:

…the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father’s house free in Israel.” (1 Samuel 17:25)

Christ’s reward for taking away the reproach of Israel would be:
--Great riches from Heavenly Father (all the Father hath)
--Marriage to the king’s daughter.  This could be both literal and spiritual.  Spiritually the Father has given the whole church to Christ as part of the new and everlasting covenant.
--Freedom of all Heavenly Father’s family.  All are made free from death by the gift of the resurrection, and all who believe in Christ and repent can be made free from their sins forever.

It is neat to see this parallel where I didn’t expect it.