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00606 - The Giant And The Sling

The story of David and Goliath is a striking example of faith and courage in the face of overwhelming odds. 1 Samuel 17:50 (NLT) says, "So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone; for he had no sword." David, a young shepherd armed only with a sling and a stone, faced Goliath, a formidable giant. The contrast in their armaments and stature couldn't have been more pronounced.

Yet, the smallest stone, guided by faith and courage, struck down the most fearsome enemy. This reminds us that the seemingly insignificant can achieve the impossible with God. David saw beyond the giant's size and focused on God's potential.

Our 'stones' of faith and prayer might seem small despite great challenges, but they can bring victory against all odds. Remember that circumstances must bow down to prayer, persistence and faith. Never give up; keep going with God.


The smallest of stones defeated the biggest of giants - trust God.


Lord, help me grow my faith to take down the giants in my life. Amen.

Action Point

What are the issues you face? Get some friends together to pray those giants down.

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(NLT) Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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