Might does not always make right.


David with the Head of Goliath

David with the Head of Goliath (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The recently concluded Presidential election campaign reminds me of the story of the duel between David and Goliath. (Romney was Goliath and Obama was David). Goliath on one hand, was tall and brawny, one of the most feared in the mighty Philistine army. He had a reputation of tearing his victims apart. (Romney blew away his opponents in the primary). David, however, was just a boy in a frail body with a sling and a stone and an extremely weak Israeli army to back him up. At least, that was what Goliath and his army thought. (Romney underestimated the Obama campaign). Here, is what Goliath said when David approached him:

“Am I a dog that thou comes to me with staves?” The Bible says the Philistine curse David by his gods. He then entreats David: “Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air and to the beasts of the field” (1 Samuel 17:44). Then David said to the Philistine, “Thou comes to me with a sword and a spear and a shield; but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied” (1 Samuel 17:45)

David had a secret weapon–his faith in God. He knew that the battle was not his. It was the Lord’s. Therefore, if he allowed God to fight the battle for him, he would be victorious.

Similarly, Mr. Romney is perceives as the stronger of the two candidates. He had the power of his millionaire donors behind him. Like Goliath, he was confident that he would rip his opponent apart. However, as we have learned in the David and Goliath story. Might does not always make right. Mr. Obama had the small donors–the people on his side. He knew that the greatest asset in any election was the people. Money is crucial, but money do not vote. People do.

In the end, David overcame the mighty Goliath and his Philistine army and did what he promised. He cut off Goliath’s head and gave it to the fowls. Likewise, Mr. Obama prevails over Mr. Romney. As I have said before, “Might does not always make right”.

4 comments

  1. Obama also had millions from the likes of Soros and others backing him so I disagree with this analogy. Actually I think the might of the president and scare tactics and falsehoods perpetuated by his campaign and the belief of gullible voters which decided this election. At the end of the day fear won out and the media can congratulate themselves for doing a tremendous job of covering up for and assisting Obama in his re-election bid. Obama was Goliath because he used scare tactics and promoted revenge instead of love of country. I am mourning the direction that voters chose for America, tyranny via big government policies versus liberty. Liberty does not include forcing people of faith to go against their consciences – HHS mandate. Citizens chose intolerance over tolerance. They chose European socialism instead of preserving our constitutional republic. A very sad time for America. God’s judgment will be upon us.

    1. I profoundly appreciate your comment Teresa. I agree with you. Both candidates had millionaire donors supporting their campaigns. However, I was not trying to make a political point. I chose the analogy with both men to simplify what had transpired between David and Goliath. 

  2. Hi Noel. In this case, however, the mighty one was the incumbent, Obama. He had the power of the “bully pulpit.” He was and is the most powerful man in the world. He leads the world’s last superpower. The challenger was Romney. As in the passage from the Bible, David was the challenger.

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