Tall- Almost 10 feet tall!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

We have all heard the story of David and Goliath. A young boy that went up against a huge giant! We may never face a real giant such as Goliath, but we face other giants in our life everyday. We face giants such as fear, anger, depression, and failure. How can we overcome those giants that want to defeat us? These five stones can help us to remember the story of how David defeated the giant he faced. A visual reminder that with the help of God we too can defeat the giants which we face!

Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war and assembled at Sokoh in Judah. They pitched camp at Ephes Dammim, between Sokoh and Azekah. Saul and the Israelites assembled and camped in the Valley of Elah and drew up their battle line to meet the Philistines. The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another, with the valley between them. A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. Which makes him almost ten feet tall! 9 ft 9 inches to be exact!

The Victory!

Then he (David) 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. Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David. He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, and he despised him. He said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. “Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and the wild animals! ” David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him. Taken from 1 Samuel 17 (NIV)

Always remember as a child of the Most High God we have been given authority over every Goliath in our life!


  1. Great reminder. I like the way that David cut off Goliath's head with his own sword.

  2. I love this story! Am I as brave as David to face my giants?!

  3. Small stones - a mighty instrument in God's hands!!

  4. A fantastic truth that is as pertinent today for us as it was for David then. Apply Him to your giants! Amen :)

  5. Wow, Kelly what a wonderful message you have shared. No matter what huge trial comes our way, we can count on the Lord to help us.