But I find this narrative very interesting in Scripture. Most Christian, myself included for many years, think they are David. “I am David, with the help of God and my sling and stones I can defeat the giants of my life. With God’s help I will slay the giant of over eating, or the giant of mishandling my money, or the giant of jealousy, or the giant of my crazy sinful neighbor”. Most people that attend church and are Christians think they are David slaying the giants in their lives with the help of God.
BUT WE ARE WRONG. 1 Samuel 17 is foreshadowing and giving us a glimpse of a different David and Goliath. Here is the giant that it is showing us.
Sin/death/brokenness/and even Satan
Here is the David
Jesus Christ our Savior
So let me rephrase now what Christians should be thinking when they read through the story of David and Goliath. “I am a broken sinful person full of fear, like Saul (17:11), and I need Jesus to come and slay the giants of my life, which are the sin I commit and the flesh that controls me”.
Do not miss the point of the story, Jesus Christ our David will come and slay our Goliaths if we just ask Him to and surrender to Him.