Back to David… I String and a Rock.

January 17, 2008 at 2:45 pm (Bible, Christ and the Bible, David, Faith, God, House of Prayer, Intercession, Jesus, Life, Praise, Prayer, Worship)

 I was thinking about this last night. David want into battle with a string and a rock. He stood up to a man they say was a giant, carrying a sward, a spear and a javelin, He had a shield bearer in front of him, and I am sure that the armor he was wearing was, at the very least, impressive.  

According to wiki, a shield bearer was usually a lightly armored solder, carrying a shield and sword, who’s duty was to protect the higher ranking warrior. So David was not only facing Goliath, but he had to at least consider the second man whom he would face that day.

 

With a string and a rock

 

David, young, fearless, standing between two armies staring into the eyes if a giant, listing to taunts of feeding his dead body to the wild animals…

 

I love the climax in verse 48 and 49

  48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. 49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. David didn’t just stand there and do his duty. He ran toward the Philistine and at the same time found a stone in his bag, slung it and was able to hit him right in the forehead, and kill Goliath. That’s a man skilled with a sling, or blessed by the Lord.  My point is that at a young age David was fearless and bold, he was skilled in battle and inelegant enough to know that being armed to the teeth was not the best approach to this battle.  And yet, when standing on the battle field and the time to kill a giant had come, what did he do? He gave all the credit to the Lord… Verse 46 and 47 46 This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” So at this point in David’s short life I believe the number one thing that could be found in his heart was Faith in the Lord. He believed that GOD would not only deliver Goliath, but the entire Philistine army into his hands.  So I pray, GOD give me the Faith if David. The Faith that he possessed with in his heart from the moment he heard the taunts of Goliath to the very moment his destiny as a giant killer was realized. GOD stamp the Faith of David on my heart and on my mind. The Faith that no matter the size of the Giant and the number of weapons stacked against me that I will know you are my deliverer and you will carry me through. In the name of Jesus I prayAmen

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