God’s Got a Better Plan

I know that David was told by God not to kill Saul, but goodness gracious Saul was breaking so many rules (his own promises included), so didn’t he deserve to be attacked when David clearly had the chance? And more than that, didn’t David deserve success instead of all the cave-hiding he was doing? And why did God present these opportunities and expect David not to act? Did God forget he had anointed him?

David and Goliath: How Our Stories Can Slay Giants

David picked up five stones that he knew had defeated his adversaries in the past to use against this giant Goliath. These five stones may have seemed insignificant, or unworthy of defeating the giant, but with God behind them, they were unstoppable. When we face a giant, we need to look back at what has served us before, and use it again. We need to look back and see how our experiences have shown the Lord to be faithful.

Introduction to the Story of David

David is such a great example of what to do, and what not do. He knows about being unworthy. He knows about waiting. He knows about great sin and revenge. He knows forgiveness and friendship. He knows victory, and he also knows the bitter sting of defeat. He knows fear, and doubt. He knows deep sorrow. He deeply knows and deeply loves God. David has been there, and we can learn so much from his example of how to walk through it all. 

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