Its interesting to me how many times you can read the same Scriptures year after year and every time you read it its new. For those who do not regularly read the Bible, let me assure you, it truly is a living Book. The story of David and Goliath is one of the most told stories in Scriptures, but I read it last night and something jumped off the page to me.
Jesse, David’s father, sent David with provisions and orders to check on his brothers at battle. When David saw a Philistine Giant blaspheming God, he was appalled. David wasn’t afraid to speak out against him and show his disgust that they let Goliath carry on like he did. And then this happened in I Samuel 17:31:
31 And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.
Saul sent for David.
Guess I missed that over and over again. I always envisioned David chasing after the opportunity to fight the giant and go stomping to the king’s tent. In reality, all David did was stand for what was right, and speak about what he believed. God provided the opportunity.
David did not push any doors open. But, when God opened the door, he went through it. He either had no fear or did not let his fears get between him and his open door. David is a wonderful example to us of bravery, faith, wisdom and even patience. It’s always great to learn new things in old stories!