Notes: July 5, 2008 – 1 Samuel 17

David and Goliath

Meditation Points:

  • When the enemy defies you to choose a man to fight for you (vs. 8), will you choose Jesus?
  • When some people face opposition, they see giants and run away (vs. 24); others see insignificant sinners who are no match for the Almighty God (vs. 26).
  • Sometimes our family doesn’t understand our devotion to God (vs. 28).
  • Do you have a reason to live for God (vs. 29)?
  • How old must one be before he can fight the good fight (vs. 33)? If you would live for God, let no one despise your youth (1 Timothy 4:12).
  • Only those who have experienced God’s wise providence will bravely face new experiences (vs. 34-37).
  • You cannot live by someone else’s faith; you must have your own (vs. 39).
  • David had a staff, some stones, a scrip, and a sling (vs. 40); Goliath had a sword, a spear, and a shield (vs. 45). Maybe spending more money on new technology is not the answer to failed evangelism.
  • “The battle is the Lord’s” (vs. 47). Are you confident that you are on the Lord’s side?
  • Do not be surprised when people you have ministered to forget you (vs. 55-58).