Jul 30, 2018
David had the anointing of the Holy Spirit and had been designated by God to be the next king of Israel. But, there was only one problem. Saul was still the official king. While God had removed His Spirit from Saul, He had not yet chosen to remove Saul from the throne. And God, in His inimitable way, chose to place David in the employment of the man he would eventually replace. But David was already setting himself apart as a man of valor. And in 1 Samuel 17:1-18, we have the opening of one of the most famous stories regarding David, his confrontation with Goliath, the Philistine champion. David, when not serenading the emotionally disturbed king by playing his lyre, was busy shepherding his father’s flocks. But God had something significant for David to do. He was about to confront one of the most ominous and intimidating enemies that Israel had ever seen. When the king was too afraid to stand up to the giant, Goliath, David would reveal his faith in God and his willingness to trust in the power of God. This young shepherd boy would display a courage and conviction that would put the king to shame and the enemies of Israel to flight. The least-expected was about to do the unexpected.