Our Bible Study at Open Door Church continued that situations occur in our lives and it seems necessary that we go through them to strengthen our Faith.
Our lesson was on the Children of Israel who were oppressed by the Philistines.
David was a lowly shepherd boy, distained by his brothers and left out in the wilds for weeks at a time to tend the sheep. He did not consider himself “lonely” because he used his harp to play and sing praises to his God. At times he practiced with his sling.
One day his father called him to take some grain and 10 loaves to his brothers, along with ten cheeses to the captain. Bring back a report on how the war is going on.
You know the story how David heard the taunts of Goliath, and asked what shall be done to the man who slays this giant? The brothers made fun of David and said, what are you doing here? Get home where you belong! David replied, “The Lord has sent me.”
His brothers called him a braggart when he told how he had slain both a bear and a lion that tried to take his sheep. Word came to King Saul that a young boy was saying he would go to fight the champion. The King told David, “You are not prepared to fight, so here is my armor for you to wear.” David refused the armor, because it did not fit and he had not proved it. He told the King that God would fight this battle.
1 Samuel 17: 42-47 And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him; for he was only a youth, ruddy and good-looking. So the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. And the Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!”
(David rose up with righteous anger.) And said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of