After David’s brother belittles him when he arrives to the battle field, David tells Saul he will fight the giant Goliath. See, David isn’t concerned about his brother’s verbal beat down bc David knows God has a plan for him. Well, Saul tries to give David his armor but David doesn’t need it bc his armor is the Lord! So David walks toward Goliath with a sling shot and 5 stones and takes him down! 💪 Then David chops off Goliath’s head with Goliath’s own sword.
Now, all of a sudden, Saul is wanting to know all about David…you know, the one who has been playing the harp for him. I guess for some people it takes chopping off the head of a giant to get their attention. 🤷♀️ So David comes to Saul with Goliath’s head in his hand and there he meets Jonathan. Jonathan and David quickly bond as friends and Saul gives David command over His army. David is a very successful commander. So much so that the women are now singing about the ten thousands that David has killed compared to Saul’s thousands.
Saul, out of jealousy, now wants to kill David. 😏 Go figure. Saul comes up with a plan to send David out against the Philistines in the hopes that David will get killed. Saul offers his daughter, Michal, to become David’s wife in exchange for 100 Philistine foreskins. David, the brave warrior that he is, brings back not 100 foreskins but 200 foreskins! 👏👏 So Saul continues to try to kill David but his kids, Jonathan and Michal, protect David.
David is now on the run and crying out to the Lord, “Deliver me from my enemies, O my God”. David goes to Samuel in Ramah and Saul sends men there to kill David which ultimately ends with Saul on the ground naked in front of Samuel. 🙈 Tomorrow, David continues to run from Saul. Will Saul catch him? Keep reading to find out.
(1 Samuel 17:32-19:17, Psalm 59, 1 Samuel 19:18-24)