David And Goliath Essay

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David and Goliath is a fascinating book that helps us look at life through another point of reference. The author argues that many things that we consider weaknesses can be transmogrified into powerful strengths. The author starts out by retelling the story of David and Goliath, but in this new state of mind. He argues that if anyone should have been labeled an underdog in this fight it was Goliath (Gladwell, 2013). Goliath was armed for close combat, and based off his language it was apparent that he was not a mobile soldier. He constantly demanded that David come to him to die, suggesting that he was unable to go to David. David was the Israeli equivalent of an archer with his sling. Modern research reveals that expert slingers could kill a man up to 400 yards away, and that a rock hurled from a sling has the same stopping power of a 45. Caliber handgun. David understood that if he had gone up against Goliath in the conventional way with a sword and heavy armor, he would have been no match for the giant. What he decided to do is a blueprint for all of us to follow in our own battles we face today. David broke conventional wisdom, and changed the nature of the fight that so it would be in his favor.…show more content…
The thoughts that the author shares are so revolutionary yet they are so common sense. I have been taught my whole life in the church that the weak things of the world are the strong things of the lord. The apostle Paul even goes so far to say, “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” Only now am I starting to see how this is a true principle. Many people who face challenges in their lives will eventually give in and live in a state of victimization. Others however, will use their perceived weakness in a disagreeable manner, which turns it into an
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