When the Mighty Fall

When the Mighty Fall

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The headline screamed the astonishing message: “How quickly the mighty can fall!” What had happened? A major corporation had lost $7 billion in market value in just four days! A week earlier, the company had appeared secure and profitable. Then after several unexpected developments, its value vanished as if it never existed.

These events remind us of just that the things of this world are so temporary. Companies that seem invincible can crumble suddenly. The famous quickly can become invisible. Overnight, popular personalities can be forgotten. The best of friends can become enemies. Investors can lose their profits. The powerful can become weak and helpless.

When David spoke about the fall of the mighty, he was referring to the deaths of Saul and his son Jonathan. David had seen the downfall of many mighty men. As a boy, he had defeated the giant Goliath. He had led Israel into battle against enemies with many advantages. With a relatively small army, he had outfoxed Saul and his legions. Then Saul and Jonathan died in battle, men who
previously had been so mighty.

David learned that God alone is mighty. As he once asked, “Who is the King of glory?” The answer? “The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle” (Psalms 24:8).

Nations may rise and fall. Businesses may come and go. Market values may increase or decrease. But God never changes! You can depend on Him.