David Defeated Goliath With A Stone. What Did The Stone Represent?

48 As the Philistine started forward to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. 49 Then David reached into his bag, took out a stone, and slung it, striking the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. -1 Samuel 17:48-49 BSB

David was facing a man with an impressive stature of 9 feet 9 inches named Goliath, a warrior of warriors (see vs. 4). David had the impossible task of taking down a man, who was bigger and stronger than him, with more experience on the battlefield. The giant came to the battlefield with his physical strength, and David, with the LORD’s strength.

David used a stone to kill and defeat the giant. Let’s look a little closer at the stone David used.

This Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ -Acts 4:11 BSB

David knew that he couldn’t defeat Goliath with a mere stone. However, David trusted that the Lord would be the one putting speed and accuracy on the smooth stone that he was going to sling.

45 But David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD of Hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. -1 Samuel 17:45 BSB

We have to do as David did by bringing with us our stone—Jesus Christ—to the battlefield. Whatever Goliath we are facing, we won’t be able to defeat it unless we give it to the Lord and trust Him to fight for us. That’s the only way we will be victorious.

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