David and Goliath
September 6, 2020
1 Samuel 17:1-11
1. David believed
1 Sam. 17:20-24
Satan (Goliath) challenged the Kingdom of God. Saul and the Israelites were unwilling to defend the treasure of God’s kingdom. Saul was no coward, he was just uncommitted to the Kingdom of God. David was offended by Saul and Israel’s low view of something that belonged to God. Our view of God’s Kingdom today, the Church of Jesus, should be one of deep love and commitment.
2. David paid no attention
1 Samuel 17:28-43
This came from three places:
Goliath did something worthy of stoning, according to Lev. 24:13. I wonder if David was carrying out an Old Testament, Biblical, stoning.
What did David do? STAYED FOCUSED!
3. David gave
1 Sam. 17:44-49
1 Sam. 5:1-6. The philistine god Dagon fell on his face before the Lord. Now the philistine giant fell on his face before David and the Lord.
4. David Knew
2 interesting notes:
1 Samuel 17:51
What happened to the sword? See 1 Samuel 21:9
1 Samuel 17:54
David’s first war as King was to attack and possession of Jerusalem. 2 Samuel 5:6-7
Any of you in a battle today? Encourage you:
- God’s Kingdom is worth our effort.
- God does not see you the way the world sees you.
- God deserves the glory for every victory in my life.
- There are battles ahead.
David’s victory over Goliath is a picture of the victory Jesus won for us:
1. Both David and Jesus represented their people.
2. Both David and Jesus fought the battle on ground that rightfully belonged to God’s people.
3. Both David and Jesus fought when their enemy was able to dominate the people of God through fear and intimidation alone.
4. Both David and Jesus were sent to the battleground by their father.
5. Both David and Jesus were scorned and rejected by their own people.
6. Both David and Jesus fought the battle without concern for human strategies or conventional wisdom.
7. Both David and Jesus fought a battle where the victory was assured before it started