Let your faith be bigger than your fear. – Anonymous
David was to do battle with the giant. He was not a soldier he was a shepherd boy. How was a shepherd boy going to be victorious over a goliath? David did not have a fancy sword in this battle. He used what he had. He had his sling shot, and he chose five smooth stones.
David was careful in his selection of the stones. He did not choose just any piece of rock from the river. They had to be smooth stones. Why smooth?
A jagged crooked rock wouldn’t go in the right direction.
A jagged crooked rock wouldn’t go the distance.
A jagged crooked rock wouldn’t hit the mark.
How does a jagged rock become a smooth stone? It has got to be hewn out of the greater rock and rolled down the river of life. The harsh elements of nature come against it; it becomes smooth as the water flows over it – over and over again.
Five smooth stones – very simple weapons used by him to defeat an opponent who was larger, better equipped and better trained than he was, but David had something that made the difference on that day.
F – David showed fortitude, mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty.
A – Application, of our faith, required that we have the fortitude to face the giants in our lives.
I – Initiative An introductory act or step, leading action, readiness and ability in initiating action: one’s personal, responsible decision
T – David had a testimony, Evidence in support of a fact or statement of proof.
H – David had help. To give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need; contribute strength or means to assist.
David had faith that whatever he did, his God was on his side and when the
giants came, they had to fall before him.
1 Samuel 17:45–26
Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand.”