Types In the Story of David and Goliath

It’s thrilling to think about humble little David going forth so boldly and speaking out so bravely against the giant foe Goliath! 1 Samuel 17:50 (KJV)

David is a major character in the Bible, and it is no wonder! Look what the book of Acts says about him:

Acts 13:22b (KJV)
…I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will.

A man after God’s own heart – what a very special relationship!

We can see from the Scriptures that God had His hand in the events of David’s entire life… and many of those events are the same in “type” as those in Jesus’ life.

  • David was a shepherd from Bethlehem;
  • Jesus was the spiritual shepherd from Bethlehem.
  • David was a prophet, a priest, and a king;
  • Jesus is spiritually a Prophet, a Priest, and a King.

Although the basic story of David and Goliath has been told to children around the world for many centuries, our Bible study, “Types in the Story of David and Goliath”, focuses on many of the finer details that might not seem important at first glance. These details can be expanded upon and then applied to our spiritual lives to help us build stronger faith!

This study will take an in-depth look at the story of David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17:1-51 KJV), including giving background information on the meaning of the names and places found in the story. It explains why David chose five smooth stones. We also learn many spiritual pictures regarding Goliath (the champion of the Philistines). The word “champion” means MEDIATOR. If we realize that Goliath is the enemy, we can stand positively on the fact that the “champion” of God’s people has always been Jesus! He is our High Priest and our mediator!

It’s thrilling to think about humble little David going forth so boldly and speaking out so bravely against the giant foe! No wonder God loved David so much!

Read: Types In The Story Of David And Goliath

 

See Also:

The Real David Slays the Giant Goliath
A live study with lots of details about David. For example: Why could he not build the temple? And why did he take FIVE stones?

God’s Grace – More Than Amazing! Part 1

Why All The Fuss? (about dress)
For thousands of years, religions have fought (and condemned people) over dress “standards”. WHY?

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