October 1, 2019: Day 17 – I Samuel 17

The timing of all of this is interesting, but let's stick to the most attractive part of this chapter.  DAVID AND GOLIATH!!  Now that we know what we are talking about, you know the story.  Which of the details of the story which you read did you not know and with which were you not familiar?  Did you know that David's brother scolded him because he was a bratty kid asking too many questions (vs.28)?  Did you know that David got the smooth stones after he had talked to Saul and tried on his armor (vs.40)?  Did you know that Saul had no idea who David was?   This is where the crux of the problem arises simply because in the previous chapter we have David who comes in and plays the harp for Saul and soothes his soul when the evil spirit of the Lord comes upon him.  But let's just assume we stepped back into time a bit, or something like that.  How about David defeating Goliath? If you are going to focus on something in this chapter you have to turn to vs.45-47 where David pronounces that the Lord does not save by sword and spear.  Not by power, not by might, but by my Spirit says the Lord.  Look at Zechariah 4:6 and you see almost the same kind of sense from the prophet who says that it is not by our hand, it is not by our weapons, but it is by the Spirit of God that we are able to accomplish anything.  What a great lesson in this intensely militarized time period in which we live.    
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2 Responses to October 1, 2019: Day 17 – I Samuel 17

  1. Kingsley says:

    Is by the spirit of God that we can all things through Christ who strengthen us.

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