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The Preparation

The Preparation

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Saul soon heard about the brash young man who showed no fear of the Philistine. David lost none of his confidence in the presence of the king. He even volunteered to fight Goliath. Saul scoffed at this suggestion. Goliath had been trained as a warrior; David was but a youth. David, however, defended his fighting credentials. He had slain a lion and a bear in defense of his sheep. Goliath had taunted the armies of the living God. David, therefore, was confident that Yahweh would deliver him from the hand of Philistine just as he had delivered him earlier from the paw of the lion and bear. Saul was convinced. He prayed Yahweh’s blessing upon his efforts (17:31–37). More
Smith, James E. The Books of History. Joplin, MO: College Press, 1995. Print. Old Testament Survey Series.
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