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From Sherly's Desk..
David and Goliath

From Sherly's Desk...

Matthew 6:33-34,  "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

Many of you may be worried and scared because exams are fast approaching.  Despite of your hard work many of you may be feeling as if no hope for getting good marks or even to get passing marks.  But Jesus said in above verses that we should not worry for anything.  He said, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

If you want to be successful and if you want to get good marks in your exams, you must seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and He will bless your life.  Give best things of your life to God and He will return best things in your life.  Give first place to God.  Every morning when you wake up, spend some time with God in prayer and reading the Bible. 

Bible says in Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths."

David was a small child, from childhood he trusted God.  And that was the reason why, he could defeat Goliath very easily.  That was the reason why he could win wars after wars.  Where ever he went God gave him victory over his rivals.  Yes, if you want success in your life, if you want victory in every area of your life then you need to trust God. 

When you will trust in the Lord for wisdom and for success in your life, God will gladly help you and will exalt you before others.  He will help you to learn your lessons and understand it.  He will help you to gain high ranks in your exams. 

David and Goliath

David occasionally went to feed his father's sheep in Bethlehem.  One day David's father Jesse told him to go and take food with him for his brothers.  His brothers were in camp were a Philistine named Goliath was challenging Israelites from 40 days to go and fight with him. David's father also told him to bring news about his brothers from the camp.

Saul the King of Israel and his army were fighting with Philistines in the valley of Elah.  So David rose early in the morning, left the sheep with a keeper, and took the things and went as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the camp as the army was going out to the fight and shouting for the battle. For Israel and the Philistines had come before each other in battle array, army against army.

And David left his supplies in the hand of the supply keeper, ran to the army, and came and greeted his brothers.  When David was talking to his brothers, he saw the Philistine named Goliath came and spoke to the people of Israel.  When people saw him they fled from him and were dreadfully afraid.

So the men of Israel said, "Surely this man has come up to defy Israel.  Then David spoke to the men who stood by him, saying, "What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?"  Then the men told David, "whoever kills him the king will enrich with great riches, will give him his daughter, and give his father's house exemption from taxes in Israel." 

But David's brother got angry with him and said, "Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the insolence of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle."  But David turned from him toward another and asked the same thing about killing of Goliath; and these people answered him as the first ones did.  David showed interest to kill Goliath, when people heard his desire they reported to king Saul. Saul invited him in his palace.  Then David said to Saul, "Let no man's heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine."

And Saul said to David, "You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth."  But David said to Saul, "Your servant used to keep his father's sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it. "Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God." Moreover David said, "The LORD, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." And Saul said to David, "Go, and the LORD be with you!"

So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail.  David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he never used them before. And David said to Saul, "I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them." So David took them off.

Then David took his staff in his hand; and he chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag, in a pouch which he had, and his sling was in his hand. And he drew near to the Philistine. So the Philistine came, and began drawing near to David, and the man who bore the shield went before him.  When the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him; for he was only a youth, ruddy and good-looking. 

So the Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

And the Philistine said to David, "Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!"

Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you into our hands."

So it was, when the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, that David hastened and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.  Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.

So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. But there was no sword in the hand of David.  Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. And when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled.

Now the men of Israel and Judah arose and shouted, and pursued the Philistines as far as the entrance of the valley and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell along the road to Shaaraim, even as far as Gath and Ekron. 

This week's Riddle

Walked before them but wasn't a human being
Showed light but wasn't a torch or lamp
Protected them but not a sword or guard
who was he?

Kids, who will be able to answer correctly, their names will be published here.
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