June 9, 2024 – 1 Samuel 17:12-18

June 9, 2024 – 1 Samuel 17:12-18


Day after day Goliath paraded about the mountainside taunting and insulting the Israelites while David insignificantly went back and forth from Saul’s camp and his father’s flock of sheep in Bethlehem. 


What we see as insignificant, God sees as significant.  David role at this point was by all standards, small and insignificant.  Are you thinking your ability to serve God, share his Word, or surrender to his will is insignificant?  Remember, God is a God of intentionality, timing, and purpose.  He does not think “insignificant” when it comes to his children.  When you accept Jesus as your personal Savior you can be assured that you are significant.  What is God calling you to do that will make a difference in his Kingdom?  You matter!



12  Now David was the son of an Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, named Jesse, who had eight sons. In the days of Saul the man was already old and advanced in years.  13  The three oldest sons of Jesse had followed Saul to the battle. And the names of his three sons who went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and next to him Abinadab, and the third Shammah.  14  David was the youngest. The three eldest followed Saul,  15  but David went back and forth from Saul to feed his father’;s sheep at Bethlehem.  16  For forty days the Philistine came forward and took his stand, morning and evening.

17  And Jesse said to David his son, “Take for your brothers an ephah [e]  of this parched grain, and these ten loaves, and carry them quickly to the camp to your brothers.  18  Also take these ten cheeses to the commander of their thousand. See if your brothers are well, and bring some token from them.”


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