Bible study on David and Goliath

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Listen to the sermon: I behead my Goliaths.

David was able to defeat Goliath because of the following reasons:

1        He was a patriot, who was ready to defend the glory of the nation of Israel.

Samuel 17 vs. 26And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?

2        He knew that God is the Almighty one, he knew His God and was able to do exploits and wonder. He knew that no man could successfully challenge the army of the living God.

3       He had self confidence.

1 Samuel 17 vs. 32 – And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.


4       He was bold and sure of himself even when his brothers and King Saul were trying to dissuade him from fighting Goliath.

1 Samuel 17 vs. 28 – And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle. 1 Samuel 17 vs. 33 – And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.



5       He knew that God was with him and had faith in God.

1 Samuel 17 vs. 37 – David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.


6        He had a mind of his own and he knew what he wanted to achieve even when Saul gave him his sword and his armour, he refused to use them because he has never used Saul things.

7       He was a warrior and had been used to fighting battles with a staff and stones.

1 Samuel 17 vs. 40 – And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.


8       He was a trouble maker for God who delights in fighting battles for God.

1 Samuel 17 vs. 45 – Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.



9       He was a prophet who prophesied  his victory before he started the battle.

10  1 Samuel 17 vs. 46&47 – 46. This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 47. And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give you into our hands.


11  He was a man of courage who was not afraid of Goliath.


12  1 Samuel 17 vs. 48 – And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.

Prayer: Every evil champion challenging my God, I behead you in Jesus name.

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