David was the due time man arranged by God to topple Goliath. The other men present ran from the giant man. 1 Samuel 17: 24 – KJV, “And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.” David stepped forth and put things in perspective. His own brother misunderstood, and thus unwisely rebuked him for his action plan. Regardless, David wouldn’t allow misunderstanding, distractions or the fears of others to move him from his mission assigned by God.
Before his due time with Goliath, David had been prepared by God for this eventful day with the giant man. In particular, we read of two prep actions; David slew a lion and a bear. Yes, by the time he had to face Goliath, David was indeed ready for the epic battle with the uncircumcised Philistine.
When Goliath laid his eyes on David, he mocked and disdained the holy man of God for David was a youth and certainly of much smaller stature than the giant man. David was power packed with the Spirit of the living God. Goliath so underestimated what he was up against. David had a giant heart pumped with zeal to slay the Philistine giant who dared defy the armies of the living God.
The giant, with his false sense of security, declared to David what he would do to him. 1 Samuel 17:44 – KJV, “And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.”
David answered with truth filled words from our faithful Creator. 1 Samuel 17:45, 46 – KJV, “Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.”
The Bible tells us that David made haste and ran to meet Goliath. He felled the massive hulk of a man with a stone. David sealed the victory by cutting off the head of Goliath with Goliath’s sword. High and jubilant praises to the Lord for the triumphant victory that wasn’t done in a corner but on impressive public display. Oh glory!
David prevailed because he moved accompanied by the mighty power of God. The holy man gained the victory in the presence of his enemies. Again, God proved His most high status. That’s the Lord’s signature style — indeed.