So you want to be Giant a Killer LESSONS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT PART 3 ?
CHARACTERISTICS OF A GIANT KILLER: 1 Responsible in the little things of life.
One day Jesse said to David, “Take this half-bushel of roasted grain and these ten loaves of bread to your brothers. And give these ten cuts of cheese to their captain. See how your brothers are getting along, and bring me back a letter from them.” David’s brothers were with Saul 1 Samuel 17:17-20 (NLT)
and the Israelite army at the valley of Elah, fighting against the Philistines. So David left the sheep with another shepherd and set out early the next morning with the gifts. 1 Samuel 17:17-20 (NLT)
“You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.” Matthew 25:23 (NIV)
CHARACTERISTICS OF A GIANT KILLER: 2 Jealous for God’s glory and God’s reputation.
“What will a man get for killing this Philistine and putting an end to his abuse of Israel?” 1 Samuel 17:26 (NLT)
“What will a man get for killing this Philistine and putting an end to his abuse of Israel?” “Who is this pagan Philistine anyway, that he is allowed to defy the armies of the living God?” 1 Samuel 17:26 (NLT)
“If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.” ~ Jewish Proverb
Do not misuse the name of the LORD your God. Exodus 20:7 (NLT)
CHARACTERISTICS OF A GIANT KILLER: 3 Not destroyed by criticism.
But when David’s oldest brother, Eliab, heard David talking to the men, he was angry. “What are you doing around here anyway?” he demanded. “What about those few sheep you’re supposed to be taking care of? I know about your pride and dishonesty. You just want to see the battle!” 1 Samuel 17:28 (NLT)
“What have I done now?” David replied. “I was only asking a question!” He walked over to some others and asked them the same thing… 1 Samuel 17:29-30 (NLT)
Physical Law: Motion causes Friction
CHARACTERISTICS OF A GIANT KILLER: 4 Confident in God’s ability.
“Don’t be ridiculous!” Saul replied. “There is no way you can go against this Philistine. You are only a boy, and he has been in the army since he was a boy!” 1 Samuel 17:33 (NLT)
But David persisted. “I have been taking care of my father’s sheep,” he said. “When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock, I go after it with a club and take the lamb from its mouth. If the animal turns on me, I catch it by the jaw and club it to death. I have done this to both lions and bears, and I’ll do it to 1 Samuel 17:34-37 (NLT)
this pagan Philistine, too, for he has defied the armies of the living God! The LORD who saved me from the claws of the lion and the bear will save me from this Philistine!” Saul finally consented. “All right, go ahead,” he said. “And may the LORD be with you!” 1 Samuel 17:34-37 (NLT)
“A safe life is a useless life.” ~Eloise
CHARACTERISTICS OF A GIANT KILLER: 5 Not a clone, a copy, or a ditto.
Saul had his own military clothes and armor put on David, and he gave David a bronze helmet to wear. David strapped on a sword and tried to walk around, but he was not used to wearing those things. “I can't move with all this stuff on,” David said. “I'm just not 1 Samuel 17:38-40 (CEV)
used to it.” David took off the armor and picked up his shepherd's stick. He went out to a stream and picked up five smooth rocks and put them in his leather bag. Then with his sling in his hand, he went straight toward Goliath. 1 Samuel 17:38-40 (CEV)
CHARACTERISTICS OF A GIANT KILLER: 6 Knows that within himself he can’t win, but in God he can’t lose.
Goliath walked out toward David with his shield bearer ahead of him, sneering in contempt at this ruddy-faced boy. “Am I a dog,” he roared at David, “that you come at me with a stick?” And he cursed David by the names of his gods. “Come over here, and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and wild 1 Samuel 17:41-50 (NLT)
animals!” Goliath yelled. David shouted in reply, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD Almighty--the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. Today the LORD will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the 1 Samuel 17:41-50 (NLT)
dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel! And everyone will know that the LORD does not need weapons to rescue his people. It is his battle, not ours. The LORD will give you to us!” As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to 1 Samuel 17:41-50 (NLT)
meet him. Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it from his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face downward to the ground. So David triumphed over the Philistine giant with only a stone and sling. 1 Samuel 17:41-50 (NLT)
LESSONS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT PART 3 ? So you want to be Giant a Killer