Today I’m praying God’s Word from a familiar story. David and Goliath fascinate me as much today as they did during my Sunday school days. Slaying a giant with no weapons to speak of? The fact that there even was a real life giant? Imagination captured!
While studying the passages, my focus stuck on the dramatic climax of this oft told tale. SPOILER ALERT:
“As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine [giant] on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.” 1 Samuel 17:48-49 NIV
If you find yourself lacking context here, go read the whole thing. Look for fascinating details, such as, how young and small David was and how he refused to wear the king’s armor to fight. But I digress.
Praying God’s Word from This Passage
Satan stands between us and victory today. And Goliath’s defeat encourages me in the battles I see waged around me and in the lives of my children.
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Joanne Viola says
Lauren, I did go and revisit the story. I love the verses you pulled out. When I read them in my Bible, I was struck that David ran towards Goliath and the battle. He did not run from the battle. This was so encouraging today – we need not run in fear when we remember God is on our side.
Oh that is such an interesting detail. Thank you for adding it for us, Joanne.
Tea With Jennifer says
The Goliath’s in our lives love to taunt us… Creating fear & anxiety.
However God is always the Victor & we can run towards them in His strength.
For a fear faced is no longer a fear but a conquered foe!
Great post Lauren.
Fear faced is no longer a fear but a conquered foe. I LOVE that, Jennifer. Thanks for adding your wisdom to this post!
Thank you for sharing this, fear holds many of us back but when we believe that we can overcome anything with the help of God we can do anything. Thank you for coming to visit my blog today and for sharing your story.
Thank you for the return visit, Elizabeth!
Jeanne Takenaka says
Lauren, I love this story so much. David’s faith and boldness are things I pray for our sons. Thanks for this prayer!
What a great thing to pray for sons!