Bahan Alkitab: 1 Samuel 17
The reason why God choose David to be the king to replace Saul is because God sees what is in David’s heart.
David is a young man that really believe in God’s promise that He will take care of His people. While David is shepherding his sheep in the wilderness, David knows and aware that his help comes ONLY from God. Whenever he has to face wild animal such as lion or wild bear that wants to eat his sheep, he know that his strength to face all those animals comes from God.
The same mindset is with him when he has to face Goliath, the giant from Philistine army that mock Israelites army and mock at God. David knows that he has to do something about that. He cannot just stay quiet and still hearing all those mocking. He knows that his strength comes from God.
David face Goliath with just stones and catapult. He doesn’t even wear an armor.
When he swing a stone and hit Goliath at his forehead and Goliath fell down and dies, David knows the victory is given by God. It is not because of his power and strength.
We maybe facing some difficult time in our daily life. We should know and believe that God is faithful to all His promises and He will be with us and guide us through. The same way God has been with David.
Isaiah 41 :10b
I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you.