David and Goliath

Here’s what happened when Katelyn and her nana, Barbara, read ‘David and Goliath’ together.

  

Katelyn is nearly 7 and enjoys drawing.

Katelyn wondered: Why didn’t Goliath just quickly kill David?

 

 

 

Barbara suggested: Goliath did not quickly kill David because he wasn’t afraid of him. Goliath was so big and David was so young and small that Goliath didn’t think he had anything to fear from David. Goliath did not know that God was on David’s side and that David was trusting God to help him. David knew that no problem is too big for God.

 

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Eli and his dad, Marc, read this Bible story together.

9-year old Eli likes soccer and baseball.

Eli asked: Why did the Philistine despise David so much?

 

 

 

Marc answered: Goliath was a champion of his people. The biggest, strongest Phillistine around. That is why the Phillistines would send him out to challenge the champion of other nations. You can imagine his surprise when Israel sends out this young boy. It was probably a big insult to Goliath’s strength to challenge him with such a smaller weak opponent. So when David showed up, Goliath’s pride and arrogance came out. And he despised or hated him and the Israelites most likely for being such an unworthy opponent. So when David said in verse 47 that the Lord will give David and Israel victory – and he did – it showed that God could use even someone smaller and weaker to bring victory. But, as David said, the battle was not won by David, but ‘the battle is the Lord’s’. God showed his strength and glory. This is what we should remember when faced with the challenges of life: ‘the battle is the Lord’s’.

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  • brigade

    galiath wanted to make the people afraid of him and then kill david but instead he had his head chopped off and died.

    • brigade

      david used a SLING SHOT with a stone which then whacked galiath in the head and he had his head chopped off by david which was taken to saul

      • brigade

        galiath was mean and rude but soon was payed back by having his head chopped right off by the david who believed in the LORD!!!!!!!

  • nathan

    I liked when the small man kill the tall man

  • jack

    Why didn’t David kill Goliath straight away instead of talking to Goliath like saying i`m just a dog with a stick.

  • brigade

    david was strong and brave because he did not run when he saw galiath he shouted and argued with him and then used a stone and killed him

  • brigade

    galiath was strong and known by the people but was an horrid giant who was mean and rude !!!!!

  • brigade

    david was going to use 5 stones then used 1 that hit him in the head

  • Why didn’t David kill Goliath straight away instead of talking to Goliath like saying i`m just a dog with a stick.

  • Boysie & Charlie

    anything is possible with the power of the LORD. Amen to that

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