David and Goliath is one of the most compelling stories in the Bible. It is about a young boy who has to fight for his life against a giant named Goliath.
One day, while David was tending his father’s sheep at the family’s small farm near Bethlehem, he heard that there was going to be a battle between the Philistines and Israelites. He didn’t want to miss this chance to see how soldiers fought so he ran as fast as he could to where they would be fighting.
David was a shepherd boy who lived in Bethlehem with his father, Jesse, and his brothers. Jesse had many sons, but David was the youngest son and he was still just a boy when he fought Goliath.
When David arrived at the battlefield, he saw that there were two armies lined up facing each other across a valley: one army was made up of Philistines, who were giants; and another army was made up of Israelites who were not giants at all (the Israelites’ soldiers were normal sized).
Story of David And Goliath In The Bible
The story of David and Goliath is one of the most famous stories from the Old Testament. It’s a tale about how God can help us overcome our biggest rivals, even when we’re scared. You see, David was a young boy when he was called on to fight someone who seemed too powerful for him. And even though his opponent was much bigger than he was, he had faith that God would help him defeat Goliath with just his slingshot and a few stones.
A Great Victory
The battle was over. The giant was dead. The Israelites won! They were so happy and proud of themselves, they took the head off the body and brought it back to David’s city of Ziklag.
They celebrated with music and dancing around their campfires, grateful for God’s help in defeating their enemy. They also felt hopeful because now they had a way to protect themselves from any future attacks by giants living in caves or mountains nearby.
An Honored Hero
David was a great warrior, leader and king. He also had a reputation for being a very good man.
Before David became king, he served Saul as his armor-bearer. When Saul saw how bravely David fought, he gave him his daughter Michal in marriage. Saul’s son Jonathan loved David like a brother and they grew up together in their youth.(1 Samuel 18:1-4)
After Saul died, the people made David their king.(1 Samuel 16:13-14) Later when King Abner tried to make Ishbosheth king instead of him (2 Samuel 2:10), Ishbosheth was killed by Joab who was on David’s side.(2 Samuel 3:6-8).
Be loyal to God even when you are afraid.
As you read the story of David and Goliath, remember to be loyal to God even when you are afraid.
God is faithful and He will help you, protect you, give you strength and courage, wisdom, victory over your enemies and peace in your heart.
The Young Shepherd
A shepherd boy. That’s what David was when Goliath showed up, but he was no ordinary shepherd. He had been born with a gift of music and poetry which he used to praise God and lead his sheep. The other boys teased him for it, but they didn’t know that one day he would be king of Israel!
David had courage too – he faced Goliath down even though he knew the giant would wipe him out in one swipe of his sword.
But David wasn’t just brave; he was strong too, able to hold onto rocks that were thrown at him by Goliath (1 Samuel 17:40). He was smart enough not to fight against such an overpowering foe; instead, he used his sling and stones to hit Goliath where it hurt (1 Samuel 17:48). Faithful? You bet! It probably helped that God told him ahead of time how things would turn out (1 Samuel 17:45). It also helped moving through the ranks from shepherd boy to King!
David and Goliath
David was a shepherd and very strong. He wanted to be King of Israel and Saul, the king, did not like him. Goliath was a giant Philistine warrior who had been bullying the Israelites for years. Goliath was arrogant and thought he could defeat anyone with his weapons, but he never fought any army before!
The Giant’s Death
David was a shepherd who became a soldier and king. He had many stories and adventures in the Bible, but one of his best-known stories was how he defeated the giant Goliath.
Goliath was a Philistine warrior who stood nine feet tall and carried large metal armor on his body. He also had a huge spear, which he used to fight against the Israelites in battle. The Israelites were afraid of Goliath because they thought that no one could defeat him or kill him with just their hands (a sling). But David believed that God would help him defeat Goliath.
David went out into the valley where Goliath was waiting for them to come out so they could fight each other in battle against each other; however when David saw him coming towards him from across the valley it seemed like he wasn’t even moving at all because he was so big compared to everyone else around him!
Let God be your strength, no matter how big the problem, He will help you overcome it.