ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

David & Goliath

Updated on September 15, 2011

5 stones

David & Goliath - the 5 Stones

As the young shepherd boy David prepared for battle, the men of Israel laughed and did not know whom they had in their midst. They did not know they had a person whom God had chosen to fight for Him. As he prepared for battle, David went and chose five smooth stones to fight the enemy giant Goliath. David was certain of his victory and went into the battle confident. But the enemy laughed and ridiculed David until David struck him in the forehead defeating his superior opponent. So the same thing happens in modern day where the world itself is the Goliath and we are the young shepherd who opposes it. As David went and chose five smooth stones, which he probably chose carefully, he looked for the five perfect stones to defeat him. The Goliath we face in this world is the inner war, the spiritual battle, over the battlefield of the mind. When we fight against this enemy we must also go to the stream, which is the Holy Spirit, and chose our five smooth stone to fight our Goliath.

Stone one. The most important stone in our arsenal is a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This particular stone is essential to a Christian’s life and puts us at better odds against the world than those who do not know who Christ is. Spending time with Christ daily strengthens us and prepares us for all that comes in our way. As it is written in the Paul’s letter to the Romans, “If God is for us, who can be against us (8:31)? There is nothing that the enemy can do to us that we cannot withstand as long as we stay close to our Lord.

Stone two. The second stone is knowledge. To know and understand how to fight this war and how to defeat your enemy is a key to survival. Every army has its own strategy and tactics. The scriptures are full of strategy to winning the spiritual war. People have to close their hearts to not see God’s hand in everything. Ignorance of God and ignorance of the enemy is literally fatal. Hosea sums this up perfectly in chapter 4:6, it states: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” We must rely on God to survive even one day against the enemy.

Stone three. The third stone is prayer. Spending time in prayer everyday sharpens your heart to prepare for the onslaught of the enemy. James 5:16 says, “Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” Prayer is one of the most powerful weapons that God has given us. In Exodus 32 Moses even changes the mind of God with prayer. How powerful is prayer that we can even turn the wrath of God?

Stone four. The fourth stone is scripture. Reading, studying and meditating on the word of God daily is an essential in spiritual warfare. Knowing scripture and living the words of God helps one to better fend off the enemy. It is not all one needs but it should be a large part of a Christian’s life. A good example is Ephesians 6 where Paul speaks about the full armor of God, he says we must put on “ the gospel of peace upon our feet” so as to be able to stand firm with God.

Stone five. The fifth stone is the Church. This is the ultimate army that Christ Himself formed. Together we are united to fight against the enemy. Goliath comes at us everyday ridiculing, laughing and trying to instill fear in the hearts of all Christians. Without the people the building is an empty shell, without Christ we are just an empty shell. The church is there to unify and help us stay on the right road. When the Holy Spirit dwells with in us we can accomplish anything. It is written, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them (Matthew 18:20.) When the Holy Spirit dwells within the Church, you have an army for God.

When the five smooth stones were gathered, David had the faith and courage to oppose a giant. He went with the Lord his God and he went to oppose the man who mocked the God of his salvation. We to must stand up against the giant and oppose him that defies the elect of God. If the young shepherd boy had enough courage, so we to that know that Christ died and rose again should prepare to part the Red Sea and take the leap of faith to trust Him.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)