Why David Fought Goliath (1sa 17:32-40)

  1. David was not a soldier in the army of Israel
  2. He was considered too insignificant
  3. He was only a shepherd boy

So why then why was David willing to fight such a Giant?

Lets look:

  1. He believed that there was a cause. V.29

Joh 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

  1. Goliath was the enemy of God's people. V. 3-10
  1. The discouraged and degeated attitude of God's people. V. 10-11
  2. This man had defied God's people. V. 26

2. He realized that there was a call.

  1. Saul and the others consider David too young and insignificant. V. 13-15, 28
  2. David hears the challenge while on a errand for his father. V.17-23
  3. David feels the call of God in his life to make a difference. V.25-33

All Christians have a calling of some kind in their lives.

God never saved anyone to just set on a church pew.

3. He possessed a Dedication.

  1. He had been faithful as a shepherd boy. V. 34-36
  2. We should be faithful even in the small things.

  3. He had been secretly anointed King of Israel. Ch.16:12-13
  4. He felt a divine obligation to God and his people.
  5. He was devoted to God and his cause.

4. He knew that there was a cure. ( Victory )

  1. He did not us earthly means. V.38-39
  2. Zec 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

  3. David chose his own means. V. 40 (God uses what we have, not what we don't have)
  4. He confessed his faith in his God. V.50-51
  5. He Experienced God's power. V. 49
  6. He was victorious over his enemy. V.50-51
  7. He became a source of inspiration and encouragement to God's people. V. 52


  1. There is a battle to be fought.
  2. There are victories to be won.
  3. God NEEDS MEN.
  4. Are you available today?