Summary: Series on Bible Characters.
1. David was not a soldier at this time.
2. He was considered too insignificant.
3. He was only a shepherd.
4. “When others see a shepherd-boy, God may see a king!”
5. Why did David fight Goliath?
I. HE BELIEVED THAT THERE WAS A CAUSE--3-12
A. The enemy of God’s people (3-10)
1) His size. (4)
2) His armor. (5-7)
3) His challenge. (8-10)
B. The discouraged and defeated attitude of God’s people. (10,11,24)
C. God had been defied. (45, 26)
II. HE REALIZED THAT THERE WAS A CALL--13-33
A. David is considered by Saul and others too young and insignificant to be a soldier. (13-15)
B. He is on an errand for his father when he becomes aware of Goliath’s challenge. (17-23)
C. God used the challenge of Goliath and the fearfulness of Israel to arouse David to feel his personal responsibility to meet Goliath. (25-33)
III. HE POSESSED A CONSECRATION--34-37
A. He had been faithful as a shepherd boy. (34-36)
B. He had been secretly anointed king of Israel. (16:12-13)
C. He felt a Divine obligation to his people.
D. He was devoted to God and his cause.
IV. HE KNEW THAT THERE WAS A CURE--38-52
A. The provision of the world was refused. (38,39)
B. David chose his means. (40)
C. He was mocked by his enemy. (41-44)
D. He confessed his faith. (45-47)
E. He experienced God’s power. (49)
F. He was victorious over his enemy. (50,51)
G. He was a source of inspiration and encouragement to God’s people (52)
1. There is a battle to be fought.
2. There are victories to be won.
3. God needs men.
4. Are you available?