Daily Bible Reading
- Day 1: 1 Samuel 16:1-23
- Day 2: 1 Samuel 17:1-58
- Day 3: 1 Samuel 18:1-30
- Day 4: 1 Samuel 19:1-24
- Day 5: 1 Samuel 20:1-42
Group Bible Study
Week 29: 1 Samuel 17:31-58 (David and Goliath)
- When David announced that he would go fight the Philistine giant, for what reasons did Saul say David was “not able” to fight him? Have others ever discouraged you from attempting to do something you felt God wanted you to do? Can you share about it? How did you respond?
- How did David answer Saul’s discouragement? How had God prepared young David for this moment in his life? Can you share about a previous trial or challenge in your life that prepared you for something greater later on?
- Saul attempted to clothe David with his own armor, but why did this not work for David? What did David choose as his plan for battle? There is a time to take advice and a time to take action; how can we know the difference?
- Read 1 Sam. 17:4-7. How is Goliath described? In verse 42, how is David described? From an earthly perspective, what odds did David have to win?
- What words of intimidation did Goliath speak to David? What was David’s response to Goliath? Whose battle did David say this was and how did this change David’s odds for victory?
- It took only one stone to slay Goliath, but why do you think David had chosen five smooth stones from the brook? Since Goliath was already dead, why do you think David took the giant’s sword and cut his head off?
- What are some lessons we can learn from this great story about fighting giants in our own lives? Is there a particular giant you are facing today?
- What did the Philistines do when they saw that their champion was dead? What can we take away from this about our struggle with the enemy?
- Let’s pray for one another today, that we will have the courage to face our giants and to overcome them in faith.