For those bound in pride or immaturity, we’re convinced our perspective, on just about everything, is 100% right 100% of the time. Which means, of course, that any alternate perspective is wrong.
This mentality even enters into the way we read the Bible. For instance, when I read a story in the Bible, I often look for ways to put myself in the best possible light. I readily identify with the protagonist or the hero in the story and find it very difficult, if not impossible, to identify with the antagonist or the villain.
This coming Sunday, we’ll take another look at a very familiar story but from a different perspective. In my studies this week, I was alarmed at how little I actually share in common with the hero, and how much I actually share in common with the villain.
I hope you’ll read the story of David and Goliath again before Sunday as you prepare your heart for the work God wants to do in you.