As one of the most famous stories of the Bible, the story of David and Goliath gives hope to every underdog.
This scenario of one soldier challenging another instead of a full-on battle is not far-fetched. In fact, “single combat” or “representative warfare” was an acceptable way of settling differences in ancient times. The people believes the gods determined the outcome of the battle; thus, it was useless for the losing side to engage in battle. Plus, with such rudimentary weapons, fighting was hand-to-hand, resulting in thousands of dead men on each side — men needed to plow fields. And remember Troy? The battle of Menelaus and Paris for the hand of Helen.
David slings one stone probably at close to 100 miles per hour towards Goliath, striking him and killing him instantly.
David’s killing of Goliath rallies the Israelites to a decisive victory over the Philistines. It also enrages Saul, who previously had been cowering in his tent, terrorized by the taunts of the colossal Goliath.
David shows his heart for God and ignites enmity in Saul. However, God is with David. And nothing and no one can stand against God.