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Saturday, August 11, 2012

David and Goliath

For the past several days 1 Samuel 17 has been part of my time with the Lord.  For the next few days I wanted to share some observations about that story that you may want to share with your kids.  Before I start you may want to take a few minutes to read through the chapter and write down your own observations so we can compare notes… I will be here when you get back?
What can we learn about following Christ from David's encounter with Goliath?
What did you see?  You can tell me in the comment section.  I really hope you will.  One of the disadvantages of this for me is that I do not get to hear what you saw unless you choose to comment.  Please do.

Ok, let’s launch into this.  You know the context, David has been anointed king to replace the failed Saul.  His brothers are off at “war” with the Philistines.  Jessie asks David to take some provisions to his brothers and bring back a report on how they are doing.  We will pick up with the observations there…

In 1 Samuel 17:28 – 30 David’s oldest brother, Eliab, misconstrues David’s actions and rebukes him.  David was on a mission from his father his brother tried to get him to quit.  If something like this has not happened to you, it will.  It will also happen to your kids.  You will be on task, being obedient to your Father, and others, even those who are close to you will misunderstand your purpose.  What got David through this, what will equip you and your children to endure misunderstanding, is to be clear on your purpose and to whom you report.

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