God, tell me a story about…a child
David and Goliath
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Read 1 Samuel 17
1 – How does the bible describe Goliath?
2 – David was Jesse’s youngest son. How many sons did Jesse have? What was David’s job?
3 – David heard Goliath call out to the Israelite army for a warrior to fight him and David saw that the Israelites were scared of Goliath and therefore would not fight him. So, David decides that he will fight Goliath. Why were the Israelites scared of Goliath? Why wasn’t David scared of Goliath? (verses 34-37)
4 – David knew God. God had been with David before. David knew that God would be on his side, he knew that this was God’s battle. This is why David was brave. And so, David accepts Goliath’s challenge with confidence. Although Goliath was big, God is bigger. What is something that you find difficult or challenging?
5 – Perhaps getting the milk off the top shelf of the fridge is difficult for you. Is it difficult for your dad? Why not? When you are faced with a problem or a difficult task remember that God is always with you (read the verse at the top of this page: Deuteronomy 31:6). And then, remember how big God is and try to see the problem or the task from God’s eyes. Hopefully this helps you see that no problem or task is too big because God is the biggest.
6 – David approached Goliath as himself, with the tools and skills he had already been given. This is important to remember. When we are faced with a problem or a challenge, God wants us to face that challenge as ourselves, with the gifts he has already given us and then to trust that He will use those gifts to do amazing things. So, how has God created you? Who are you? What are your gifts? What can you do? What can you give?
Read Psalm 139. (This was written by David) Remember that God knows you, God created you. Remember that you are able to do the things He wants you to do because He created you to do to do the things He asks you to do. And, He will be with you always.