David And Goliath Essay

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Children are often taught the story of David and Goliath at a young age. It is a story of a young shepherd boy who defeats a mighty warrior using only smooth stones and his sling shot. Through this story, children are taught that anything is possible if they trust in God. David is the clear underdog in this story because the Israelites did not have faith in him. No one believed in David when all odds were against him. Through his faith in God he overcame great obstacles in his life. Throughout the Bible it is evident that God favors the underdogs. In the story of David and Goliath, David’s faith in God helped him defeat the giant. When telling the story of David and Goliath to children or others who have never heard the story before, the background knowledge of David and Goliath is often left out…show more content…
He had a reputation for being a great warrior, he was much larger than the Israelites and he was well protected by his armor. What the Israelites did not see was all of Goliath’s weak points. Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book called David and Goliath- Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. Within the book he points out many areas where Goliath was weak and how the Israelites overlooked his weaknesses. Goliah was wearing over a hundred pounds of bronze armor that would nearly make it impossible for him to run into battle. This is why he keeps calling for the Israelites to send their best man to him. Some medical experts even believe that Goliath had acromegaly. This disease comes from a tumor on the pituitary gland. With the disease it can cause vision problems which is why the experts suggest Goliath saw two sticks when really there was only one. With that being said, does this account for why Goliath a pronounced warrior had a shield bearer? The interpretation is up to the reader, but one thing is for sure that the Israelites saw only an undefeatable giant when David was ready take on the
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