David went to battle on the Lord’s behalf. As he faced Goliath, David never considered his own name, nor was defeat ever a consideration. David battled for the Lord and the entire Israelite nation was the victor. Israel plundered the Philistine camp. They gathered weapons, armor, treasure and supplies. David took Goliath’s Head and returned it to Jerusalem. But, David also took Goliath’s weapons and kept them for himself.
Saul was impressed, but, here this young man saved the day and Saul knew nothing about him–He did not even know his family–even though several of David’s sons served with him. David did not fight Goliath to win the throne of Israel–but, God had David fight, Goliath, because David was his chosen king for Israel. Saul had no idea what God had in mind–Saul no longer heard from God. So, now God began the process of preparing the new king–God’s plan, God’s way.
In our lives, if we will seek the Lord and follow His plan, everybody will win. The battles will be tough, but, God will always provide the means and opportunity to meet and defeat whatever giant crosses our path. If we will trust the Lord, He will win the victory, and we will receive the reward. If we then give Him the glory, God will bless us beyond our wildest imagination. It is not our job to figure God’s ways out. It is our job to trust, follow and obey Him–He will do all the rest!
God Bless You
50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.
51 David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine’s sword and drew it from the sheath. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword.
When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran. 52 Then the men of Israel and Judah surged forward with a shout and pursued the Philistines to the entrance of Gath[f] and to the gates of Ekron. Their dead were strewn along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron. 53 When the Israelites returned from chasing the Philistines, they plundered their camp.
54 David took the Philistine’s head and brought it to Jerusalem; he put the Philistine’s weapons in his own tent.
55 As Saul watched David going out to meet the Philistine, he said to Abner, commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is that young man?”
Abner replied, “As surely as you live, Your Majesty, I don’t know.”
56 The king said, “Find out whose son this young man is.”
57 As soon as David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with David still holding the Philistine’s head.
58 “Whose son are you, young man?” Saul asked him.
David said, “I am the son of your servant Jesse of Bethlehem.”