1 Samuel 17:40-47
What is your relationship with GOD and what do you have that HE will work with?
David was discounted by his father and brothers. He was put out in the field to tend the sheep and to be out of the sight of his family. The family of David had no idea that out in the field while tending sheep that this is where he would seek out GOD. Out in the field David learned to talk to and trust GOD with everything. After all David had no one else to keep him company but some sheep. As a shepherd; David will learn to love; have compassion; to be merciful; to lead and direct the sheep. Sounds a lot like a Pastor. He composes songs and sings them to GOD; he writes poetry and recites them to GOD. He’s lonely yet not alone. Well one day David is called on to take some KFC to his brothers who are in the military. After speaking with his brothers and seeing how cowardly and ignorant the soldiers were and to whom there GOD is. David set out to deal with this one soldier on the enemy’s camp. David did not consider how young he was and that he was not trained for battle. David came forth with little but GOD used it greatly. The enemy came with full fighting gear; armor; sword; javelin and spear. The enemy made fun of David’s stature; his color and his age. The enemy cursed him by the power of his dead god. The enemy even suggested what he would do to David. David knew who he was; he knows who his GOD is; he showed no fear because he went forward. David proclaimed to his enemy who his GOD is and that all of the enemy’s supporters will know who GOD is. As well as the Israeli soldiers. Let’s look at what David had in the definitions below.
Staff – a stick, pole, or rod for aid in walking or climbing, for use as a weapon, serving as a symbol of office or authority.
Stone – a small piece of rock
Shepherds bag – pouch (hand; shoulder; waist)
Sling/Slingshot – a device for hurling stones or other missiles that consists, typically, of a short strap with a long string at each end and that is operated by placing the missile in the strap, and, holding the ends of the strings in one hand, whirling the instrument around in a circle and releasing one of the strings to discharge the missile.