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Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

March 30 - Evening

"Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David. 
He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome, 
and he despised him.

He said to David,
'Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?'
And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
'Come here,' he said, 'and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and the wild animals!'

David said to the Philistine,
'You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.
 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.'

As the Philistine moved closer to attack him,
David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.
 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone,
he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead,
and he fell facedown on the ground.

- First Samuel 17:41-49

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  

David and Goliath


The armor of Goliath does not match the images of Philistine weaponry seen in Egyptian reliefs and the feathered headdresses of the Philistines seen at Medinet Habu. Instead, every piece of Goliath’s armor, or panoply, is comparable to the Greek culture of the Aegean and the Mycenaeans of this time. The reason Goliath’s armor is given in such detail in this biblical account is because it is not the normal appearance of a warrior in the Middle East at this time.

The style of fighting Goliath is armed for is close range, hand-to-hand combat. But, David’s sling stone is a long-range missile that effectiveness is increased with David’s rapid movement towards his enemy.

A duel is normally begun with psychological warfare implemented by boasting of the strength and advantages of the one doing the boasting while scorning and ridiculing the enemy, their strategy and drawing attention to their weaknesses.

Goliath mocks David and his “sticks” while failing to recognize his five “long range missiles.” David counters by recognizing Goliath’s strengths (“sword and spear and javelin”), but compares them to “the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”

Besides winning the long-range missile attack, David also won the pre-duel psychological battle, which may have itself, stunned Goliath. The lack of fear in David’s voice and his rapid advance toward Goliath caught Goliath off guard. David followed his pre-battle banter with a stone shot with the force of a large bullet into Goliath’s skull. This ended the duel before Goliath had a chance to implement either the offensive, or defensive, portion of his battle plan.

  Christian Quote from Church History
"A mature man of God will manifest God's will and
ways in his own thoughts, words and deeds."
- Galyn Wiemers
Something to Ponder??

Around 48 AD James compares the human tongue to a rudder in James 3:4. Amenemope, a Egyptian scribe around 1300-1000 BC, wrote a similar comparison. (here) (See Amenemope compared with
Proverbs here.)

James 3:6 describes the tongue as a fire. This same images was used by the Roman philosopher Seneca (4 BC-65 AD) and Plutarch, the Roman historian from
46-120 AD.

Like Jesus, James also said honest men do not need to take oaths, because their word should be true and in agreement with what they intend to do (James 5:12) Epictetus, the Greek philosopher, speaks like this in 55-135 AD (XXXVII here.)

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Strouthion (Gr) – Sparrow (Eng) – strouthion is a Greek word that means “a sparrow.”
is used in Matthew 10:29, 31 and Luke 12:6-7. There is an ancient opened-air pool
from the time of the New Testament still visible in the Western Wall tunnels on the
northwest corner of the Temple Mount that was called “Strouthion Pool.” It was covered
over with arches and pavement by Emperor Hadrian in 135 AD.
(See details here and video here.)


David had a personal body guard (2 Samuel 23:23) which was made up of soldiers from Crete (Kerethites) and Philistia (Pelethites) according to 1 Kings 1:38. They remained loyal to David during three revolts:

  1. Absolom, 2 Sam.15:18
  2. Sheba, 2 Sm.20:7
  3. Adonijah, 1 Kg.1:38

It was common to hire foreigners as a personal body guard since they were less likely to get involved in internal affairs and conspiracies. Pharaohs and national leaders hired foreigners as personal body guards, also.

Confession to Action   Facts and Information

Do I use the tools and the wisdom that God has provided for me?
I will take advantage of the available equipment, tools, knowledge and insight that are at my disposal.

  "“Four things on earth are small,
    yet they are extremely wise:
Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store
up their food in the summer;
hyraxes are creatures of little power, yet they make
their home in the crags;
locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks;
a lizard can be caught with the hand,  yet it is found
in kings’ palaces."
- Proverbs 30:24-28
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(morning only) 1 Samuel 11 Judges 2
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Favor with man


Cape Verde Island
Cayman Islands
Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram

Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem

Beautiful ancient mosaic's at the Heptagegon Church at Tabgha on the northwest shore of Galilee. This is a church from 350 AD that is built over the rock that is believed to have been where Jesus multiplied the five loaves and two fishes. This is based merelly on tradition. (Details here, here and here. ) (click on image for larger size)

Nehemiah's Wall in Jerusalem 445 BC
  Locations of Jeremiah's prophecy against Philistia and Moab in Jeremiah 47 and 48. (click on image for larger size)
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