Summary: Finding the lessons for our lives from David’s encounter with Goliah

Notice three people involved in this text, and the lessons we learn from them...

1. Goliath

Goliath represents the enemy we face

Goliath teaches us three important truths:

A. Our enemy is bigger than we are (v. 1-7)

B. Our enemy will challenge us (v. 8-16)

C. Our enemy will taunt and threaten us (v. 41-44)

2. The Israelites

The Israelites represent those around us

They teach us three truths:

A. Some will misjudge you in the battle (v. 17-30)

B. Some will discourage you in the battle (v. 31-36)

C. Some will not join you in the battle (no one was willing to go with David)

3. David

David represents you in the battle

How was David able to win the battle with Goliath? How can we win the battles of life?

A. He had the right attitude (v. 26, 36)

B. He had the right perspective (v. 37)

C. He had the right ammunition (v. 38-40, 45)

D. He had the right motive (v. 46-47)

E. He had the right courage (v. 48)

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