Monday, November 7, 2011

Giants in the Land...

"This was back in the days...
when there were giants in the land. 
The giants came from the union of the sons of God 
and the daughters of men."
Genesis 6:3 (MSG)

We are facing some giants. 
Big, ugly, intimidating giants. 
And we look like grasshoppers in our own sight. 

This verse in Genesis is speaking of literal giants that were conceived when the sons of God united with the daughters of men. And as I read it tonight, I realized that we still create giants today. Not literal people giants, but situations we find ourselves in that came about because we, the sons of God, have united with the ways of man to create situations in our lives that become giants. They can take many forms and come in many shapes and sizes.

Financial giants
Health giants
Relational giants
Employment giants
Addiction giants


In Genesis 6, God was so fed up with mankind and his sinful ways, that He determined to wipe them out and start over again. He found one righteous man and his family worthy of saving...a remnant. And so God sent a flood to destroy all the earth's living inhabitants except Noah and his little family and a whole boat full of animals. But He promised He would never destroy the earth again....although I wonder if He doesn't sometimes wish He could change His mind. 

I am so grateful for His
Redeeming Love

Because there are giants in the land again. And instead of wiping out mankind and starting all over again, He has promised a way of deliverance. He has promised to go before us in the battle; to stand beside us in the fight and to protect us as a rear guard. I love that about God! He surrounds us! And even when we have created those giants ourselves, when we humbly come before Him and ask for mercy and grace, He freely bestows it upon us and gives us a way of escape. And when those giants rise up against us we can boldly and confidently say,

"You come against me with 
sword and spear and javelin, 
but I come against you 
in the name of the Lord Almighty" 
(I Samuel 17:45 NIV)

What giants are you facing? 
You are not in this battle alone...

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I liked this post. Especially the description of the giants:

Big... Ugly... Intimidating... Conquerable!!