1. What do people often think the story about David and Goliath is about? Who do we think we are like from this story?
Many people think the story of David and Goliath is about how if we have God with us, we can defeat the giants that come against us. We think that with God on our side, we can be like David. We make ourselves out to be the hero. This is not how we should interpret this story.
2. How does the Bible describe Goliath? How do we know he is a child of the Serpent from Genesis 3:15?
Goliath is almost 10 feet tall. He’s a warrior, he’s strong, and he’s carrying armor and weapons that are heavy and that show he is incredibly strong. Goliath is wearing a coat of scales (probably to represent his god, the fish Dagon), and looks like a child of the Serpent, because that is who Goliath is really serving.
3. Who should have gone to fight against Goliath? Why did Saul not go out? What was different between David and Saul?
Saul should have. He was a warrior and the tallest among the people of Israel. If anyone was going to fight Goliath, it should have been him. Saul did not go out to fight against Goliath because he was afraid. Saul did not want to defend God’s honor and Saul did not think God would deliver him. David believed that God would give him the victory over Goliath. Even though David wasn’t a match for Goliath, David trusted that God would give him the victory over Goliath.
4. How did David defeat Goliath? What did he do after he knocked Goliath to the ground?
David took 5 stones and a slingshot to defeat Goliath. He slung the stone at Goliath and the stone sunk into his forehead and he fell down. David went and took Goliath’s sword and cut off his head.
5. How does this story point to Jesus? What is the battle of David and Goliath really about?
The story points to when David’s Son, Jesus went to the cross, suffered, and died, and then was raised from the dead. Christ defeated the Serpent and crushed his head by raising from the dead. Jesus used the enemy’s own weapon, death, (just like David took Goliath’s sword), to defeat Satan and death. Through this, we can have victory over sin, Satan, and death by Jesus’s victory. Praise God we can share in the victory Jesus won.