Story of David - Day 9

I Samuel 17:26-29 – "And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God? And the people answered him after this manner, saying, So shall it be done to the man that killeth him. And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle. And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?"

In the face of the giant Goliath's taunts, David's faith and courage shined bright. He questioned why the armies of Israel, allowed this Philistine to defy them. David's elder brother, Eliab, misunderstood him, accusing David of pride and neglecting his duties as a shepherd.

Yet, David's response was firm – "Is there not a cause?" 

He recognized the significance of the battle, not only in the physical sense but also spiritually. David understood that defending God's honor and the reputation of God's people was a just and righteous cause.

In our own lives, there are moments when we are called to stand up for what is right, even when others misunderstand or question our motives. David's unwavering faith and commitment teach us the importance of courageously defending what is right, regardless of criticism or opposition.

As we face our own "giants," let’s remember David's example and be steadfast in our faith, always ready to stand up for what’s right.

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