How did David Conquered Goliath?


Goliath was a giant from Gath. In Joshua 11:22, it states that there are still some Anakites living in Gaza, Gath and Ashdod. Goliath was 6 cubits and a span tall. He was armed with bronze helmet, scale armor of bronze, bronze greaves on his legs, bronze javelin, and a spear. He also had a shield bearer that goes before him. The Israelite and Philistines came to fight against each other once again. The Israelite was afraid of the Philistines.

Every day, a hero from the Philistines army called Goliath will come up to challenge the army of Israel to send one of their soldiers to fight him. According to Goliath, if he wins, the Israelite will be subject to them. If the Israelite soldier they sent win, the Philistines will be subject to him. The Israelite would be afraid of him. It was at this time that Jesse sent his youngest son, David to go and check on his three eldest brothers who were serving in the army camp.

When David arrived, he saw Goliath coming out to challenge the Israelite soldiers and heard the rewards that King Saul promised to offer. When David heard this, he rebuked Goliath for defying and insulting the army of God. Someone overheard what David said and reported to King Saul so that he was brought before him. David was given Saul’s armor to try but the armor did not fit him.  Instead, David went to the stream nearby to pick up 5 smooth stones and put them in the shepherd’s bag.

Then, he approached Goliath. Goliath came against David with a sword, spear and javelin but David came against him with a sling and the stones he picked up from the stream. As Goliath came towards David, David took out a stone from the pouch and shot towards the head of Goliath. The stone sling towards Goliath’s head crack his skull and he died. After that, David used Goliath’s sword to cut off his head.

David have faith in God. He knows that God will protect him because he is fighting against the enemies of Israel, the Philistines. The Holy Spirit gave David courage so that he fought Goliath bravely, David was a young boy at that time but Goliath was a giant. Saul used to be valiant and bold, when he was filled with the Holy Spirit in the past. Later, he disobeyed God by failing to destroying all that belong to the Amalekites including the livestock and he let King Agag alive. As a result, God decided to take away Saul’s throne and give to David. The anointing of the Holy Spirit left David and gone to be with David. 

We can do all things in Christ when we have faith in God. The Holy Spirit is our helper and comforter. The Holy Spirit can give you strength when you are weak so that you can come out of your problems victoriously. You can pray to the Holy Spirit to help you and give you strength when you need help in overcoming your problems.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13)

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV)

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; (Ephesians 3:16 KJV)

Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; (Colossians 1:11 KJV)

And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; (1 Timothy 1:12 KJV)

Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. (Genesis 18:14 KJV)

And this is but a light thing in the sight of the LORD: he will deliver the Moabites also into your hand. (2 Kings 3:18 KJV)

Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee (Jeremiah 32:17 KJV)

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26 KJV)

And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:36-38 KJV)

And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. (Matthew 17:20 KJV)

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. (Mark 11:24 KJV)