By Greg Laurie
“David asked the soldiers standing nearby, ‘What will a man get for killing this Philistine and ending his defiance of Israel? Who is this pagan Philistine anyway, that he is allowed to defy the armies of the living God?’”
—1 Samuel 17:26
The story of David and Goliath is one of my favorites in the Bible. We love to tell it to our children, but it isn’t a fairytale. It actually happened. It’s the story of a young boy named David whose father didn’t appreciate him.
His brothers had gone to war, and his father wanted David to take some food to his brothers. But when he arrived at the Israelites’ camp, he heard the voice of an oversized man in the valley of Elah, bellowing out for someone to fight him.