And the Lord said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.” And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? 36 You widen my path; my feet do not slip. Over and over God demonstrated that He is the Lord. But he did not tell his father or mother what he had done (Judges 14:5-6, emphasis mine). 42 I grind them as fine windblown dust; Lord, give me something. 18 When he sits on his royal throne he must make a copy of this law on a scroll given to him by the Levitical priests. When the Egyptian army set out in hot pursuit of the Israelites, God wiped out this mighty force without one Israelite doing battle.11. If you’re facing. . As I have been reading through the Book of Ezekiel, I have been impressed with the number of times24 God indicated that He was acting in a certain way so that Israel (“you”) or others (“they”) might know that He is the Lord. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, 16 for all things in heaven and on earth were created by him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through him and for him. Our text does show that David was the right person to become Israel’s king, replacing Saul. Praise God for that. 8 Rather it is because of his love for you and his faithfulness to the promise he solemnly vowed to your ancestors that the Lord brought you out with great power, redeeming you from the place of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt” (Deuteronomy 7:7-8). Israel was a David-sized nation: 7 “It is not because you were more numerous than all the other peoples that the Lord favored and chose you – ‣ And they took as their wives any they chose. Ephesians 6:10-11. David does not merely speak of “losing heart,” but of one’s heart failing for fear. I believe we can do so by focusing our attention on that which set David apart from everyone else – his faith in the greatness of God. And they took as their wives any they chose. And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in line of battle against the Philistines. This same expression is found three times in the Book of Judges, describing the power that the Spirit gave Samson: 5 Samson went down to Timnah. The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. We are not able to go up against these people, because they are stronger than we are!” 32 Then they presented the Israelites with a discouraging report of the land they had investigated, saying, “The land that we passed through to investigate is a land that devours its inhabitants. Topical Bible endstream endobj startxref David’s words explain why he was so perplexed: “For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he defies the armies of the living God?” (1 Samuel 17:26) This Philistine (uncircumcised at that) had dared to defy (indeed, to persistently defy) the armies of the living God. The scene before us is found in the hills between Jerusalem/Bethlehem and the Philistine coast along the Mediterranean Sea. Rephaim formerly lived there—but the Ammonites call them Zamzummim—. But the ball has got to go through the middle. An older man and his wife lived on the first floor. 38 I beat them to death; they fall at my feet. And when he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea, David's brother, struck him down. Z. Creation is a declaration of the glory and majesty of God. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. Israel’s king should be a man whom the Lord chooses.14 He should be a man who trusts in God (not in his wealth or weapons), and who is faithful to obey God’s commandments. D Indeed, Saul lets him do so with a blessing: “Go! And besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there. by my God’s power I can jump over a wall. then say, “I will select a king like all the nations surrounding me,” 15 you must select without fail a king whom the Lord your God chooses. And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.”. ‣ They were new to David, and so he refused them and chose to fight with his sling alone. They wanted to know who their next deliverer would be (part of the dynasty). The Bible teaches us that God has answers for our real life giant struggles. ... And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.”, And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—, (For only Og the king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim. If they and their king reject Him and persist in their sin, God will sweep them away in judgment. This wasn’t about Goliath; it wasn’t about his size or his skill as a warrior. ‣ You will dispossess and destroy them quickly just as he has told you” (Deuteronomy 9:1-3). The days of Adam after he fathered Seth were 800 years; and he had other sons and daughters. The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. God uses great men, but they are far and few between. I don’t think it is because David is unclear about what the offer is or that he has doubts about the offer. So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land that they had spied out, saying, “The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw in it are of great height. And the reason is simple: they were afraid to do so. Goliath came “armed to the teeth” while David came almost empty-handed. 25 But if you continue to do evil, both you and your king will be swept away” (1 Samuel 12:19-25). It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in; And after this there arose war with the Philistines at Gezer. Then Sibbecai the Hushathite struck down Saph, who was one of the descendants of the giants. From each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a chief among them.” So Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran, according to the command of the Lord, all of them men who were heads of the people of Israel. I will bring you out from your enslavement to the Egyptians, I will rescue you from the hard labor they impose, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. All he seemed to have was a “stick,” which was his staff.20) Just as God had Gideon reduce his fighting force to 300 men,21 so he reduced Saul’s forces down to one man (really, a boy), with no weapon but a sling. I will instruct you in the way that is good and upright. This would have caused the Israelites to have been very reluctant to engage the Philistines in battle in the valley, on level ground. 27 But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. Remember that such weapons were not commonly available in Israel, and thus we are told that only Saul and his son Jonathan were so equipped (1 Samuel 13:22). Then [that, so that] all the land will realize that Israel has a God 47 and The Philistines were “flatlanders,” who lived on the coastal plains. Now the name of Hebron formerly was Kiriath-arba. The two armies assembled in battle formation and Goliath stepped forward, uttering his defiant challenge, and then feigned (it seems) breaching the Israelite lines. We weren’t supposed to have a winning season, but we do. lest his affections turn aside [ The plagues God brought upon the Egyptians (while sparing the Israelites) was the divine response. So people are without excuse (Romans 1:18-20, emphasis mine). Bible Verses About Giants Bible verses related to Giants from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance - Sort By Book Order . No one but Saul and his son Jonathan had them (1 Samuel 13:19-22, emphasis mine). lest his heart turn away, NASB], and he must not accumulate much silver and gold. %�쏢 23 The Lord your God will give them over to you; he will throw them into a great panic until they are destroyed. 17 Furthermore, he must not marry many wives The point in all this was that from the very outset (Deuteronomy 17:14-20) the matter of Israel having a king was really about God. 215 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<4C57EE49F25AF24A9869CAFFAA2C5268>]/Index[197 67]/Info 196 0 R/Length 97/Prev 113667/Root 198 0 R/Size 264/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream It was also to gain a first-hand assessment as to how the war was going, and, more specifically, how Jesse’s three sons were doing.8. There’s more to life than just football, but sometimes a game can teach you important life lessons. Who could “deliver” them from God’s wrath? Becoming a Leader After God's Heart: Studies in the Life of David. he tore the lion in two with his bare hands as easily as one would tear a young goat. When the Israelites deployed opposite them, they were like two small flocks of goats, but the Syrians filled the land. The New Testament has this same theme. Well, in God’s word He said 365 different times, “Do not fear.” Now if He says it that many times, you know He’s serious about it, don’t ya? Cause that’s the only path where you gonna get your reward. And David grew weary. 197 0 obj <> endobj 20 Furthermore, the Lord your God will release hornets among them until the very last ones who hide from you perish. As God protected David from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear, so He will protect David from the paw (as it were) of Goliath. 9 As a result God exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow – in heaven and on earth and under the earth – 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:9-11). Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. Genesis 6:1-22 ESV / 100 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. I would go out after it, strike it down, and rescue the sheep from its mouth. Great is not the proper term to describe me. And the Lord brought about a great victory that day, and the men returned after him only to strip the slain. Beginning with Moses and Aaron, God declares that He has always faithfully provided a deliverer for His people. News of David’s response to Goliath and Saul’s offer reached Saul, who sent for David. Goliath may not even have noticed David’s sling, and so he calls attention to the stick. 25 1 Corinthians 11:10; Ephesians 3:10; 1 Peter 1:12. A king will rule over us’ – even though the Lord your God is your king, a lion or bear would come and carry off a sheep from the flock, For he has defied the armies of the living God, The Lord who delivered me from [the paw of] the lion and [the paw of] the bear will also deliver me from the hand of this Philistine, he saw a roaring young lion attacking him, He went down to Ashkelon and murdered thirty men, The ropes around his arms were like flax dissolving in fire, I am coming against you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel’s armies, whom you have defied, Then [that, so that] all the land will realize that Israel has a God, all this assembly will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves, For the battle is the Lord’s, and he will deliver you into our hand, For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, so that you may know that I am the Lord your God, When the Israelites deployed opposite them, they were like two small flocks of goats, but the Syrians filled the land, The Net Pastor’s Journal, Eng Ed, Issue 37, Fall 2020. I find it amusing (as well as amazing) that God chose Caleb (one of the oldest of those to enter the land of Canaan – and also one of the two who gave a good report at Kadesh-barnea) to be the one to drive out the three giant sons of Anak: Caleb drove out from there three Anakites – Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai, descendants of Anak (Joshua 15:14).