by Kerry Shook

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David and Goliath (2 of 3)
Series: Man vs. Wild
Kerry Shook
1 Samuel 17:48

David's unconventional approach to giants

He ran toward the giant

''As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him.'' 1 Samuel 17:48 (NLT)

He possessed a killer instinct

''Then David ran over and pulled Goliath's sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut off his head. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they turned and ran.'' 1 Samuel 17:51 (NLT)

He expected more giants in the future

''Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd's bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.'' 1 Samuel 17:40 (NIV)

He turned down a sword for a sling

''And Israel will learn that the Lord does not depend on weapons to fulfill his plans--he works without regard to human means!'' 1 Samuel 17:47 (LB)

He was an inexperienced warrior

'''Don't be ridiculous!' Saul replied. 'How can a kid like you fight with a man like him? You are only a boy, and he has been in the army since he was a boy!'''
1 Samuel 17:33 (LB)

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