1 Samuel 17:1-54

  1. What was it that made David view the situation differently, and gave him courage, when all the men of Israel were much afraid?
    Cf. Ps. 42:5, 11; Is. 51:12, 13.
  2. How did David’s past experiences of the Lord’s deliverance give him confidence to face the present challenge?
    What practical lessons does this teach about:
    (a) the value of remembering, and
    (b) the importance of proving God’s presence and power in ordinary daily living?
  3. What do you think of Saul’s reasoning (verse 33), and of his provision for David (verses 38, 39)? What was lacking?
    See verse 47.


  1. Verses 4ff. The giant was over nine feet (3 metres) tall, and carried 125 pounds (about 57 kg) of armour.
  2. Verses 18. ‘Some assurance’: i.e., that they are well, etc.