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David & Goliath 5

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David & Goliath 5

Follow thru to VICTORY  ….     Read the story found in 1 Samuel 17.

(Have you gone thru the David & Goliath series 1-4? If not, review them first).

Lessons learned thus far:

1         We all face Giants (Goliath).

2         God has called us to Stand.

3         Be yourself    (be imitators of God).

4         Chose your weapons or Armor

The last lesson we are drawing upon:    FOLLOW THRU

David could have backed down when his own brothers rebuked him.   (17:28)
David could have backed down when the Israel army rebuked him.   (17:30)
David could have backed down when King Saul tried to talk him out of it.  (17:33)
David could have backed down when King Saul’s armor didn’t Fit.     (17:38-39)

David faces GoliathThen David steps (alone) onto the Battle Field, FACE TO FACE WITH GOLIATH.
v 41  even here, would anyone blame David for backing down, turning tail and running? Could anyone blame him or even accuse him?

V 42  Goliath distained him…    (Christians are despised, distained by the world. If you’re a Christian and the world doesn’t despise, distain you, YOU’VE got problems).
1 John 3:13 Marvel not if the world hate you
John 15:19 You’re not of this world
John 17:14  … the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world…

Paul tells of how the world treated him (1 Cor 4:13-14) and in (1 Cor 1:27-28 we find God choosing things which are despised:  foolish things, weak things, base things, things which are despised of the world.

V 43-44  Goliath puts his contempt to words,

V 45  David voices his stand for GOD.    When you stand for God, you have no one to fear.
Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso ever putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.  (Matt 10:28)

David was trusting in the LORD. He took one look at those weapons and called upon GOD.

V 46-47 Goliath had had his say and now David give his version.

(remember the hymn Trust and Obey?   “When we walk with the Lord in the light of his word what a glory he sheds on our way. While we do lhis good will he abides with us still, and with all who will trust and obey”).

V 48-50  THE FIGHT.  And David prevails.   Romans 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

But David stop here? He had knocked down the Giant. NO, he FOLLOWED THRU.
v 51 He finished the battle, he killed the giant. He cut off his head.David cutting off head

When God calls us to a work, (1 Thes 5:24) He wants us to follow thru  (Phil 2:12-13).

All it takes to FOLLOW THRU with God is TRUST , FAITH and OBEY.  When God is with you (and He always is) YOU can have VICTORY.

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