Bible Survey: 1 Samuel (Part 3)
David and Goliath is a story that numerous people have known and yet what are some of the story’s main teachings to us? It teaches that God is the ultimate hero and that He uses weak people and weak things, at least in the world’s eyes, to accomplish His purposes. David ate the showbread that was only for the priests, and yet he did not sin. God’s Word and law is not meant to keep hungry people from eating. God’s Word is loving and compassionate, like God Himself is, but we must define love and compassion by what the Bible says. King Saul, who was David’s father-in-law, had tried to kill him. David and his men had been turned back by the philistine lords. Now they come back to their city and find that their wives, children, and goods have been taken. David’s men are even talking about stoning him. What does David do? He strengthens himself in God. We must learn to go to God when we need help. We must learn, with God’s help, to trust in the Lord, like the Psalmist in Psalm 42.