1 Samuel Chapter 17

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1 Samuel 17

1 Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle, and were gathered together at Shochoh, which belongeth to Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephesdammim.

2 And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.

3 And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.

4 And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.

5 And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.

6 And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders.

7 And the staff of his spear was like a weaver’s beam; and his spear’s head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him.

8 And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me.

9 If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.

10 And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.

11 When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly afraid.

12 Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul.

13 And the three eldest sons of Jesse went and followed Saul to the battle: and the names of his three sons that went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and next unto him Abinadab, and the third Shammah.

14 And David was the youngest: and the three eldest followed Saul.

15 But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father’s sheep at Bethlehem.

16 And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days.

17 And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp of thy brethren;

18 And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.

19 Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

20 And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle.

21 For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army.

22 And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.

23 And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them.

24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.

25 And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father’s house free in Israel.

26 And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?

27 And the people answered him after this manner, saying, So shall it be done to the man that killeth him.

28 And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.

29 And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

30 And he turned from him toward another, and spake after the same manner: and the people answered him again after the former manner.

31 And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.

32 And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.

33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.

34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:

35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.

36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.

37 David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee.

38 And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.

39 And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.

40 And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.

41 And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.

42 And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

43 And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.

45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with 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.

46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.

48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came, and drew nigh to meet David, that David hastened, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.

49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.

50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.

51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.

52 And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.

53 And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.

54 And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent.

55 And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell.

56 And the king said, Enquire thou whose son the stripling is.

57 And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.

58 And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.

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44 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 17

  1. Verses 45-47 MSG “David answered, “You come at me with sword and spear and battle-ax. I come at you in the name of God-of-the-Angel-Armies, the God of Israel’s troops, whom you curse and mock. This very day God is handing you over to me. I’m about to kill you, cut off your head, and serve up your body and the bodies of your Philistine buddies to the crows and coyotes. The whole earth will know that there’s an extraordinary God in Israel. And everyone gathered here will learn that God doesn’t save by means of sword or spear. The battle belongs to God—he’s handing you to us on a platter!” This reminded me of the song we sang last night:

    God is fighting for us
    Pushing back the darkness
    Lighting up the Kingdom
    That cannot be shaken
    In the Name of Jesus
    Enemy’s defeated
    And we will shout it out
    Shout it out

    In Jesus name.

  2. 46. This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

    David told Goliath that he would cut his head off even though he had no sword, and said he would kill the host of the Philistines when he only had five stones…did he have that much confidence in himself or in his sling? No, he had that much confidence in his God.

    When we stop worrying about what will happen if God doesn’t answer our prayer, and actually start giving the battle over to Him in faith, we will see the giants and hosts of sickness, addiction, and false teaching fall by His hand.

  3. 46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

    Satan is a word-twister. He did it in the garden when Eve was in the mood for a piece of fruit and he still does it today. He has found we are more apt to swallow half-truths than blatant lies. When we choose to trust God and start walking in faith, Satan whispers that God can do a lot, he can even do many things. Numbers 23:19 tells us that God is not a man that he should lie. If God said “all things,” then that’s exactly what he meant.

    Challenges teach us two things; something about God, and something about us. If we choose to believe that God will give us the victory, we will see ringside just how powerful God is. If, instead, we choose to trust in our own strength or intelligence, we will quickly see how inadequate we are. We need to truly believe John 15:5, which says that we can do nothing apart from him.

  4. 37 The Lordwho rescued me from the paw of the lionand the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.”

    Amen!! We have to believe in ourselves that we can do all things through Christ. We can’t staying sitting down and just watch how God uses other ppl. If we have Jesus who can be against us….the devil is always going to look for a way to destroy us BUT my God is mighty and risen. The devil has no power unless we give him that power….Rise up and be that difference that the Lord has let us be….. Don’t let enemy take away the blessings that the Lord has for you and your children. We were called to be chosen and be a difference in this world…. Wake up!!!!

  5. 1 Samuel 17:38-40 (NLT)
    38) Then Saul gave David his own armor – a bronze helmet and a coat of mail.
    39) David put it on, strapped the sword over it, and took a step or two to see what it was like, for he had never worn such things before. “I can’t go in these,” he protested to Saul. “I’m not used to them.” So David took them off again.
    40) He picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them into his shepherd’s bag. Then, only armed with his shepherd’s staff and sling, he started across the valley to fight the Philistine.

    When going to battle with the enemy, instead of trying something new, just use what you have always used and know it works. Prayer, God’s Word, Praise, Worship, Trust and Faith in God. (For He Is the GOD of Our Battles.)

    Lift up your voice and sing for joy
    Clap your hands make a joyful noise
    Blow the trumpet and shout
    Praise him for the victory
    The weapons we use are not bombs and guns
    Worship is the way the battle is won
    This is the way that we fight
    Praise him for the victory.

  6. 45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with 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.

    46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

    47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.

  7. WHOS YOUR DADDY

    55 And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell.
    56 And the king said, Enquire thou whose son the stripling is.
    57 And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.
    58 And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.

    I am forever thankful for the revelation of the power and safety of Spiritual Authority. In reading this chapter so full of rich revelation and contemplating on how many topics I could share. The ONE that spoke strongest to me today is the fact that.

    Following David’s greatest feat, the dismantling of Goliath, he was not asked his autograph, not asked to preach a revival, was not asked to host a training seminar of how to defeat giants, he was not asking to teach a rock slinging class nor a lion and bear defense class.

    The MSG version reveals the ONLY question that he was asked.

    58 Saul asked him, “Young man, whose son are you?”
    “I’m the son of your servant Jesse,” said David, “the one who lives in Bethlehem.”

    I believe strongly in the powerful covering of submission to authority.

    David was quick to answer the question. Can you answer the question? WHOS YOUR DADDY. Apparently there is some deep spiritual importance to this spiritual connection. Saul was interested in Davids earthly submission. We too should make that connection. We know GOD is our Father in heaven, but who is your father on earth. No, not your physical father only, but who are you submitted to? Who is your Spiritual authority?

    Apparently it is as important as taking down the greatest adversary to people of GOD.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  8. iLove to Grow in the Word

    Wow, I never get tired of hearing this testimony of David.

    47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.

    David knew His God and the testimonies with the sheep propelled him forward. Some, like David, are in training preparing for the day of great battle. The battle is not won during the battle, but the battle is won before in praise, worship, prayer, and relationship with God.

  9. 3 And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.

    4 And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.

    As christians we live from mountaintop to mountaintop experience, but we must always go through the valley to get to the next mountaintop. Goliath was the opposition that the Israelites faced in this valley. We will face oppositions of various types and must recognize that we have the power to defeat the enemy, whatever it is. God has equipped us we must take out the weapons He has given us and use them, and not be intimidated by whatever the enemy is.

  10. Is there not a cause????

    29 And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

    David did not look at the size of Goliath; he just looked at the cause. Who or what are you fighting for. When I was in the Army they made sure they kept the troops morale up and one of the main things was to know our cause!! To remind us who we were and what we were fighting for. The Isrealites have forgotten the cause, that God was with them and that the battle truly belong to the Lord. God with us who can be against us!!! I was just speaking with Bro Gauley about this, you see my father always taught me that the enemy is only as big as you make him, so make him as little as a roach and step on it. Is the cause bigger than the enemy???? As David showed that is an independent decision. The Israelites fear overcame their heart making the enemy bigger than their cause; but David knew the Lord was with him and he knew that God was bigger than Goliath and that was good enough. He didn’t see a giant, he only saw a Philistine mocking our God. We should have the same indignation when others make fun of our God.

    Ephisians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

  11. There is so much in this chapter that could be talked about its amazing. But id like to focus on just a small part.

    20 and David arose early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle.

    David was sent by his father to deliver food and check on his brothers. David was submitted and did his fathers bidding but before he left he made sure to cover his fold. It’s not recorded if Jesse gave direction for this or not, all we see is David left the sheep with a keeper. The word keeper is šâmar which has many definitions of guarding, protecting, and overseeing. David covered his ministry before he left. He was sent, he could have easily just left and trusted his father to cover his own sheep. But instead David made sure that what was entrusted to him was taken care of. He cared for his fold and wanted them to be taken care of. David was a man after Gods own heart, God doesn’t leave us to fend for ourselves nor does he want us to leave our ministry uncovered. The people we minister to is the fold we have been entrusted with, will we keep them covered even in our absence? Will we protect them? If we are sent will we leave them to fend for themselves? To let the church figure it out? Or will we find a diligent keeper, whose heart is to protect and guard?

  12. 6 I have done this to both lions and bears, and I’ll do it to this pagan Philistine, too, for he has defied the armies of the living God! (NLT)

    We have overcome battles big and small. When the time comes for us to stand up and declare The Name of Jesus when others do not, will we stand like David trusting and believing that the God of angel armies is behind us? I would surely hope and pray that we all have the boldness like David to fight the biggest of giants with no fear or shame knowing the Lord is our God and that He’s fighting for us!

  13. What’s his name?

    45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with 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.
    46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
    47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.

    What’s his name. Jesus! He is the God whom we trust. He is the way maker. He is the all in all. He is everything we ever need.

  14. 28 And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.

    Unfortunately when we truly focus on the purpose of God in our lives then then discouragement will try to come, and sometimes even from our brothers. Envious people are quick to remind us who we are and where we come from when our eyes are set on who we will be and where we’re going

  15. 29 And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?
    It’s amazing to recognize David’s feeling of purpose and calling in this situation While others were running away afraid of the enemy David could only ask one question is there not a Cause? For him the simple fact that the enemy was denying God and speaking evil of the people of God was enough to go to war with the Enemy. His boldness and his courage not only gave him a personal Victory but it also delivered all of the people of God from underneath the Philistines and allowed the people of God to rule over the Philistines for a period of time. that’s what happens when a man or a woman answers the call of God.

  16. 46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
    David knew that God was able to do anything, he wasn’t confident in his own ability. David knew the kind of God we serve. David seen this giant and still stand strong, didn’t back down or give up. There was pressure coming left in right about not going before this giant, that giant will kill david, but his faith in God was strong. When we feel pressure, and the issues of life is all around us, what will our attitude show? Will it show that we have faith in God? Or are you really just trying to get ahead just to be seen? What are our motives and intentions? Jesus help me to always to place my trust in you! No matter watter the weapon is I want you to know that I win!

  17. 16 For forty days, every morning and evening, the Philistine champion strutted in front of the Israelite army.

    This went on for 40 days, they would shout at each other insults and end there. What ashamed, then the Israelites would run back to their comfort zone as cowards. In a sense,all bark and no bite. They were terrified of facing Goliath.

    In comes David, someone who had no fear, he knew God was with him, and someone who stands up for what is right. He stood up against Goliath. A leader leads, and stands up for his people, and protects them.

  18. 45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with 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.

    46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

  19. 37 David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee.

  20. 46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

    47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.

    Stop telling God how big the giant in your life is and start telling the giant how big your God is!!

  21. If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.

    Fear to fight the enemy is a giant Billboard sign saying we do not know who God is or who we are when we are on His side. Fear paralyzes the people of God from stepping out on faith and from being victories in situations where God has already proclaimed the victory.

    Yet we cannot just blame it on fear but a lack of obedience as well. When we are faithfully obedient in the small battles of life it gives us confidence to overcome the “big” things. We cannot walk in our “reality” of big and small but Walk in faith for with God all is small compared to Him.

    Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

    Jeremiah 32:27

  22. 1 Samuel 17:28-29 (KJV Strong’s)
    28 And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle. 29 And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

    What’s wrong with you Eliab? Why are you so adamant about getting on to David? Why haven’t you don’t anything to rectify this situation?

    We should ignore the discouraging voices of those who could have done it but chose not to. David saw the cause and wasn’t going to make any excuses. He knew the risk involved. If God didn’t intervene David would have ended up chop suey.

    Yet David trusted in God.

    1 Samuel 17:47 (KJV Strong’s)
    47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.

    Eliab was of great stature in the eyes the people but inside he was a coward. David looked small but on the inside, with God, he was a giant killer.

    Don’t allow people to discourage you from doing something they could have done themselves.

  23. 51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.

  24. Things are not always what they seem. God uses unlikely people to get his work done. No one expected David so God used him.

  25. 15 But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father’s sheep at Bethlehem.

    58 And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.

    The word of God (Jesus) had identified that David left, Saul “to feed his father’s sheep”. The word of Jesus then identifies that Saul did not truly know him; however God (Creator) did. One cannot be caught up in or worry if man knows who one is; whereas one should definitely want God (Judge) to know. Dear God, help us in seeking you and in doing what is right in your sight. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  26. “David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee.” The one had faith, whereas the other was simply willing to try anything. David’s actions allowed for us to see that obedience to the Lord can turn impossibilities into possibilities. God help us that we may also have the same humility and faith, in Jesus name.

  27. “And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭17:28‬ ‭KJV

    Oh what a word
    The brother became upset and began using hurtful words. This brother is one who knew David would have been sent. He is one who would have know that the father’s intention was for provision. This brother would have been someone who saw David and possibly even worked with him to keep his sheep. Once the brother felt threatened by David, who decided to stand up against the wrong, he had to use his words to gain advantage over his brother. It started off low (why are you even here?) and then got hurtful (what about the FEW sheep?). Then it got down right nasty (oh, your heart is not right, that’s what your problem is!)

    Being kind is not just something that matters. It is also a. Fruit. Of the spirit. There is now law against such fruit.

  28. “And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭17:43‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    When we face the cranal people of this world. We will have to be bold and stand for truth. Stand for our living God. When we stand against them they will through everything they got at us. Even try cussing their own gods on us. But nothing phases us when we only see Jesus.

  29. 44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.

    45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with 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.

    46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

    We come to our enemies on our own strength we are defeated, But in the name of the Lord! Victory is ours…The only weapon we need is THE WORD!

  30. David was loaded with multiple pieces of armor by Saul before he went out to meet Goliath. David knew that with these worldly possessions he wouldn’t succeed at the task. He let go of the armor, which was taught to be protection, and leaned on his faith in the one true living God.

  31. 46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

    47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.

    This is an awesome chapter. The testimony of David and Goliath; the school boy verses the bully. Reminds of the few times that I had to face a bully in school. Size does not matter; it’s what you believe. David knew he had victory cause of the anointing from God. What will you do with your anointing; how will you show yourself approved by God? Don’t let the world draw you into self righteousness; always keep and fear the LORD close to your heart. Always remember that what God gives you through an anointing; HE can very easily take away.

  32. Physiologically, Goliath’s size can be explain by an anterior pituitary tumor; or perhaps he is a remnant of the nephilim. We cannot know for sure. Archeological evidence for giants remains suspect. While there are allegedly paintings and mummy’s of them, we don’t see bones from the smithsonian. Some postulate there is a cover up for it. In any case, the mentioning of Giants in the OT is probably not an exaggeration.

    David, a man who was probably shorter than 5’5″, goes up against a man around twice his height. He wins. The victory is attributed to God and David is now set up for favor with Saul. Saul would now be David’s mentor for the remainder of his life. We probably wouldn’t have the David of the Bible without Saul molding David with tribulation and trial. Some victories set us up on the potters wheel to make us into the person Christ wants us to be.

  33. 39 And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not prove them. And David put them off him.

    We tend to over prepare at times for struggle. We walk around with all this excessive protection, that in battle can slow us down and even cause to get tired quickly.

    I believe that David was also used to fighting without armor. He didn’t need all that protection since he knew he was doing for Gods cause. Don’t be scared to shake off excessive things in your life, if your confidence is on the Lord, he will fight for you.

  34. 45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with 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.

    46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

    47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.

    There is great power in the Name that is above every other name, in the name of Jesus. David had faith in God which gave him the confidence to confront the giant. He knew that the battle was thr Lord’s and that he was not going to battle under his own strength but under the power of the Name, not names, the Name… Jesus.

  35. 29 And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

    Our lives have purpose, but we must determine what that purpose will be. We can live a life the is purposed to follow after the flesh and give glory to the devil, or we can choose a life spent in worship to Jesus. It is like the saying, “we all worship something;” we all have a cause for our actions, so why not walk after the cause of Christ? Being led in faith by God’s Spirit allows each and every footstep to be order by Him, whether we can see what’s in front of us or not.

  36. 1 Samuel 17 :45 David said to the Philistine you come against me with a sword and a spear and javelin but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty the God of the armies of Israel whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses to the Philistine Army to the birds and the wild animals and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 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 your hands.

  37. 33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.

    34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:

    35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.

    36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.

    As a Christian you will face many spiritual battles in your life just as David had to face not only the giant, but he also faced the bear and the lion in the wilderness. He had to help protect the sheep before he could ever face the giant and help deliver the nation of Israel from the Phillistines.

    If you cannot face and overcome the lions and bears that are trying to come at you in your life, than you won’t be able to see the ultimate battle God has prepared for you in your life to overcome and claim victory.

  38. Through daily troubles David’s faith grows, and he discovers his God-given strengths (vs 34-37). How could he possibly have known that by becoming skilled with a sling that to save his fathers sheep, he would someday save Gods lost sheep of Israel? Davis has no idea how his faithfulness in daily living fo God

  39. David didn’t minimize his training as a shepherd, rather he used his training to fight bigger giants. Whether you have trained working with children or adults, your training will prepare you for the next battle of life.

  40. “But David said to Saul, “I’ve been taking care of my father’s sheep. Sometimes a lion or a bear would come and carry off a sheep from the flock. Then I would go after it and hit it. I would save the sheep it was carrying in its mouth. If it turned around to attack me, I would grab hold of its hair. I would strike it down and kill it. In fact, I’ve killed both a lion and a bear. I’ll do the same thing to this Philistine. He isn’t even circumcised. He has dared the armies of the living God to fight him.”
    ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭17:34-36‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    Our past victories will bring us confidence.  

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