“David and Goliath Analysis”
In the story David and Goliath there is a great lesson to be learned. The story shows that you should never underestimate your opponent and be prepared for anything. David’s own intellect and knowledge of his own abilities enabled him to become the smaller, but stronger opponent. It all comes down to who is the better leader.
David was a young shepherd boy who watched over the sheep while feeding and keeping them safe from the lions and bears. While watching the sheep David would spend many moments speaking to God and playing a harp. David’s brothers were at the battlefield and one day he was “sent to the battle lines by his father to bring back news of his brothers.” (Fairchild, 2012) David was not afraid to go to the place where the soldiers were fighting because he had the faith of God beside him. “While there David heard Goliath shouting his daily defiance and he saw the great fear stirred within the men of Israel.” (Fairchild, 2012) After hearing these threats for the past forty days David speaks to King Saul about fighting Goliath. King Saul carefully considers how faithful David is to God and his strength so he decided to allow David to battle Goliath. Goliath was a fierce nine foot tall soldier whom many were afraid of. “If Goliath won, the people of Souls land would have to be servants to Philistines. / If Goliath did not win, his people would become servants for King Saul.” (David and Goliath 1 Samual 17, 2012) Due to David’s age Saul feared David could not win. However David proved his strength with the help of God when he killed a lion and bear when they attempted to harm the sheep. David never let his size discourage or prevent him from facing a challenge. By David having belief in his self he becomes the strongest weapon available.
After accepting the challenge against Goliath, David gathers a sling-shot and stones while Goliath is in a “suit of armor, a javelin, a sword and a special servant to carry his shield...
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