Potential (Day 3 of 7) from YouVersion, read by Andi and Brian Hale
The Smallest One
David was the smallest one of his brothers, yet he was the one to defeat the giant.
This just goes to show that it’s not the person we are or even the things we have that can overcome the big, hard things in our lives, but it’s God. It’s His strength and His power that will help us overcome.
We will all face giants in our lives and go through difficult things, but God will be with us when we face them. He will give us the courage to defeat them and overcome.
What’s the giant in your life? Is there something that’s hard or something that seems impossible? Maybe it’s something that will be difficult to overcome or get through. What’s your giant? Name it.
Remember that with God anything is possible, and no giant will be too big for you to handle with His strength.
Keep reading this plan. In the next few days, you’ll see how this story ties into our purpose.
‘But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” And Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen these.” And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him, for this is he.” Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but behold, he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and get him, for we will not sit down till he comes here.” Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord ’s anointed is before him.” ‘ 1 Samuel 16:6-12 https://my.bible.com/bible/59/1SA.16.6-12
‘And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. And he had bronze armor on his legs, and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders. The shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his spear’s head weighed six hundred shekels of iron. And his shield-bearer went before him. ‘ 1 Samuel 17:4-7 https://my.bible.com/bible/59/1SA.17.4-7
‘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, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord ’s, and he will give you into our hand.” When the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. And David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone and slung it and struck the Philistine on his forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the ground. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. There was no sword in the hand of David. ‘ 1 Samuel 17:45-50 https://my.bible.com/bible/59/1SA.17.45-50