One of my favorite Bible stories is about David. David took care of his father?s sheep. But one day David traveled to the place where God?s people were fighting a war with the Philistines.
In the Philistine army was a man named Goliath. Goliath was a giant. He was over 9 feet tall! Goliath made fun of the Israelites and God. In verse 10b of our Bible Reading, Goliath said, ?Today I stand and make fun of the army of Israel! I dare you to send me one of your men and let us fight!?
David knew that he could defeat Goliath with God?s help. Verse 49 tells us what happened. ?David took out a stone from his bag. He put it in his sling and swung the sling. The stone flew from the sling and hit Goliath right between the eyes. The stone sank deep into his head, and Goliath fell to the ground ? face down.? Goliath was David?s enemy. But David killed Goliath with God?s help.
We all have ?enemies? in our lives. These enemies may be sickness, pain, family problems, addictions or financial problems. But with God?s help, we can overcome these problems and live for Him.