Weekly Spiritual Digest: Strength and Courage (The Story of David and Goliath)


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 animals!” Goliath yelled. David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him. Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground. So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword. (‭1 Samuel‬ ‭17‬:‭41-45, 48-50‬ NLT)

Do not forget the story of David and Goliath! Do not forget the story of triumph over tribulation! While the world today teaches us fear and cowardice, the Bible (God) teaches us strength and courage. David was only a mere boy compared to Goliath. But yet he had the strength and courage of 10,000 men (and one army of angels) to take down a giant–and went on to become King, passing down his bloodline to Jesus Christ.

So this week, remember your history, honor your roots, and have strength and courage.

But one of the twenty-four elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne, has won the victory. He is worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals.” (‭Revelation‬ ‭5‬:‭5‬ NLT)

In the mighty words of Bob Marley: “I’m gonna be Iron, Like a Lion, in Zion”


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