“And David said to Saul, ‘Let no man’s heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.’ And Saul said to David, ‘You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are but a youth, and he has been a man of war from his youth.’ ... ‘Your servant has killed both lions and bears; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.’” (1 Samuel 17:32-33, 36) David. The youngest brother in the family. Spoiled? Maybe. Impetuous? Most likely. But he knew Who his God was and what He would do for him, so David stood as tall as he could before the giant and, with a small stone probably not as large as the palm of his hand, he brought down Goliath and cut off his head.
August 16, 2023