One of my favourite things about being part of this blog is looking deeper into some of the more well-known stories. Having grown up in Sunday School and church my entire life, I've heard the David and Goliath story many, many times and feel like I "know" the lesson in the story. However - there is always more to learn and this type of thinking is so dangerous! I appreciate the challenge and opportunity to learn from everyone else and to also seek new revelations on my own posting day as well!
On that note, I noticed something today that I had never noticed before. When David was first asking about Goliath and trying to understand what they were afraid of, his eldest brother Eliab started challenging and accusing him. 1 Samuel 17:28-30
David's just been harshly accused by Eliab, but he knows his own heart and pays no mind to Eliab. I appreciate that David is so confident in God in him that he pays no attention at all to Eliab's human judgement. May I be confident in who I am in God and rely on Him to define who I am!
And I actually don't ever remember reading the story of David marrying Saul's daughter Michal before! Fascinating how Saul tried to set him up battling Philistines and through that realized that God was with David.