What Moved David

Read the Bible in a year by reading First Samuel 17 and 18 today.
You know the story of David and Goliath. However, what prompted David that he dared to go against, not only an experienced warrior, but also one of such size as Goliath? Listen to what David said to some of the Israelite soldiers, “Then David spoke to the men who stood by him, saying, ‘What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living
God?'” (1Samuel 17:26). Do you see what prompted David’s question about what would be done for the man who killed the giant? David was enraged that this man would be allowed to defy the armies of God unchallenged. It was not merely that Goliath was defying the armies of Saul or even the armies of Israel, but it was God who was being defied, and in David’s mind that could not be allowed to continue.
Are you jealous for the name of God?

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