One smooth stone

Using David’s one smooth stone of truth, the giants of opposition and unbelief come crashing to the earth, falling directly upon the sword used against David. Of course it did not happen exactly like that, but pretty close. Stubbornness and lies cannot abide in the presence of God.

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But one thing was certain: Goliath of Gath had a big mouth, and he mistakenly underestimated the God of the one he called a ‘pipsqueak.’ The God of little David was the God of King David, the God of Mordecai, Joseph, Peter, James, and John, who never slumbers nor sleeps, and who is quite aware of the doings in His creation in soon to be 2016.

Some things never change, as I am reminded of an adult shaking His fist at the Creator, or a brat at a grocery store creating a tantrum because he is not getting his Oreos. Meanwhile, Junior knows nothing of respect for authority, limitations, obedience, manners, or patience, and then he runs his mouth to his siblings telling them ‘mom and dad are evil……………’

But of course, the little tyke with the big mouth does know the boundaries of his juvenile proceedings, yet stretches the rubber band of his parents kindness till it breaks. The word ‘No’ is not acceptable to him, he must have his cookies! it does not matter that his parents do not have an extra dollar fifty; he wants them, and he wants them now.

Like wayward children interpreting their parents through their own selfishness, men foolishly create God in THEIR image, then spend their days berating Him using misunderstanding as the weapon.

A kid may as well attempt to paint a rainbow in the sky using a toothbrush, only then to blame God that the paint is not sticking, as it is to peddle the idea that his mother is evil because she did not bow to his wishes and put the sandwich cremes in the shopping cart. Not too smart. Not a whole lot of understanding.

Petulance and unbelief serves up many a cup of coffee to happy customers, with misunderstanding asking to pass the sugar. But these twin ingredients are like service station kerosene in a styrofoam cup, while the patron swears on his life that it is the best coffee ever. Such is the delusion of deception.

That oaf Goliath had no common sense, and he surely was a bit careless as to the God of heaven and earth. Men look on outward appearance and saw ‘strength’ in the big fella by virtue of his size, but true strength abides in confidence in the living God, and the fall of Humpty Dumpty proved the God of all power and truth.

Now if the little kid in the store would only learn to behave….

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26 Responses to One smooth stone

  1. Wally Fry says:

    Just awesome my friend. And here we are, deja vu all over again. Even today we are confronted with Philistines would would destroy us if they had a chance. And even today they send out their loudest and biggest to mock and harass and bully us into submission. Sadly, even today, most still cower in fear and let it happen. Where is our David, our Daniel, or our Elijah? I can tell you where. That is each of us. Those men were nothing special, yet when confronted with the tactics of the heathens, they trusted God and stepped out in HIs strength and confronted the Philistines of their time. Nice one, brother, and very inspiring and encouraging.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Tkx wally, and I think you are right about men who get the ‘press time.’ God uses ordinary people in unusual times who rely on an extraordinary God.

      Yep, doesn’t matter; false teachers, false prophets, Philistines, unbelievers, fools, infidels, you name it, God is more than able to meet any need if we are willing to stand in the gap.

      It is a wonderful thing to be called a worker together with God.

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      • Wally Fry says:

        It is wonderful isn’t it? That’s a great way to put it. The best fellowship I have ever had is with someone pulling together to accomplish God’s will. Or many someones. Sometimes we call our eating and socializing fellowship, but that’s just…eating and socializing. True fellowship is working together for the common goal.

        Um, sorry train went off the tracks a little my friend. I think you may have inspired a post!

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Here ya go W:

          Archx1 said this:

          “Goliath of Gath had a big mouth, and he mistakenly underestimated the God of the one he called a ‘pipsqueak.’” – A myth created to bolster the courage of the Hebrews opposed by larger, stronger forces that occupied the Levant – much like “The Little Engine That Could.” Say it with me, CS – “I THINK I can, I THINK I can —“

          This is a train wreck; yours wasn’t even a fender bender ;

          Sorry W to piggy back here, but another fine example of tossing useless pebbles for the sole purpose of trying to give the appearance of credibility to that wonderful religion: humanism. (ugh)

          Fits right in though with the kid in the grocery store crying………..using misunderstanding as a weapon…………

          Have a gr8 day.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Wow…to that comment. Sigh indeed. You have a great day too, Brother.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Just when I thought my comment (the first one made on this blog entry, btw) would never see the light of day, like so many other of my comments that you repress or censor – thanks, CS! You finally allowed a little bit of truth through – it will set you free, you know —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Five sighs…………..

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  2. Just perfect, Colorstorm. This is so true, “men foolishly create God in THEIR image, then spend their days berating Him using misunderstanding as the weapon.” How patient and steadfast He is to put up with such nonsense over and over again…… for centuries! There is nothing new under the sun. How silly we are not to know that.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      I get a kick out of that word the Lord gave when we read ‘he did not commit Himself unto them…………..for He knew what was in men.’

      YYYep. All He had to know was Adam. And it makes your observation about patience that much more remarkable.

      And in case any would argue that we are saying WE are better than others……ah, that’s the point…….we are not…..but we know One who is above all in every way, and we have simply chosen the more excellent way. Light is far more inviting than darkness.

      Tkx too ib22 for highlighting a sad but true fact of life..

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    • Citizen Tom says:

      @insanitybytes22

      I much prefer a God who made us in His image and not the other way around. The notion of a god made in our image gives me the chills. That’s what the Pagans had, and they were brutal, to say the least.

      @ColorStorm

      What you a referring to, misunderstanding as a weapon, is the Straw Man Fallacy. You may get a little kick out of reading this.
      http://www.logicalfallacies.info/ambiguity/straw-man/

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      • Ha! Tom, ever single day I am grateful that God is God….. and we are not. 😉

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Yeah tom, helpful. Lots of that in blogsville too. and speaking of straw……….even the Scarecrow made more sense without a brain 😉

        No God? That’s kinda sorta not using the noodle.

        Imagine what men could do if God is allowed to pilot His own ship

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          RE I/B: “I much prefer a God who made us in His image and not the other way around.” – Invisible?

          (Sorry archx1, I do apologize for scrapping the photo; the insinuation is just too insulting, harmless as it may appear, and since it involves God, it is not humorous)

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  3. theancients says:

    Brilliant message, summed up in this one paragraph: “Like wayward children interpreting their parents through their own selfishness, men foolishly create God in THEIR image, then spend their days berating Him using misunderstanding as the weapon.”

    Stay Blessed

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Tkx much A, ole Goliath is a good example of that; how people shake their fist at God.

      And of course, the web is loaded with proof that men put God under their footstool. Not too smart.

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      • theancients says:

        What a truth… also I have learnt and seen that men would rather stand in judgment over the Word of God, than sitting under it and allowing the Word to judge them.

        It’s easy to identify material idols, not so much the idol of ego/pride that exalts itself against all that God is.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          “God” is such a generic term, did you have a specific god in mind?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          ‘God’ is specific. It is you who have an issue with other gods, and yep, there be many who do not know how to tie their shoes, or to spell ‘cow’ even if you spotted them the ‘o’ and the ‘w.’

          Btw, you are doing a fine job of promoting your cartoon ‘religion’ stuff at your friends places. Yeah, just keep it there along with the junk mail.

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        • theancients says:

          You’ve been on CS’ blog long enough to know: YHWH Elohim. The God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob. The God of all creation. The Ancient of Days.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          It is an interesting study Ancients, to note the names of God according to the need or purpose.

          El Elyon, the most High God, El Shaddai, the God of the breast, and as you allude, THE only God of Creation.

          There was no relationship established with people, so the singular and Wonderful stand alone ‘God,’ who in the beginning………………..is absolutely perfect in context.

          Spot on comment by you btw.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          YHWH” – Interesting, as Exodus 6:3 has the Bible’s god saying that he wasn’t known by that name by Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Did you miss the place where it reads: ‘according to the need or purpose?’

          There is one God.

          A judge on the bench is known as ‘your honor,’ he could also be husband, father, uncle, brother, son, but in the courtroom, the wife of the judge would not dare calling him by his first name, as it is a matter of respect, place, and relationship.

          (and your other comment about the ‘allegations’ of Abraham? Take it to your friends place.)

          You will wear yourself out with your excuses, and God’s word will be just as true.

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  4. Tricia says:

    “….attempt to paint a rainbow in the sky using a toothbrush…” I just love this metaphor ColorStorm! Haven’t we all done that at some point? Work out some masterpiece of a grand plan we think we have all figured out without consulting God and then complain to him when it falls apart? I sure have. Just a lovely post all around.

    Speaking of tantrums, I was just in the market the other day and there was a kid throwing a monster one, I mean people were blocking their ears he was shrieking so loud. I felt bad for his mom. She was doing all the right things and finally put him under one arm and whisked him out of there. I shudder a bit thinking how many times God has done that for me.

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