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According to the story David openly trusted in God when he went to fight against Goliath the giant But the question is why did he pick up five stones did he think he would missTo understand why David fought against Goliath we need to know what brought them on the battlefield At that time the Philistines were at war with the Israelites and Goliath daily challenged the Israelite army to a winner-take-all dual Then champion came out from the armies of the Philistines named Goliath from Gath whose height was six cubits and a span 1 Samuel 174 And he stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel and said to them Why do you come out to draw up in battle array Am I not the Philistine and you servants of Saul Choose a man for yourself and let him come down to me 1 Samuel 178 Again the Philistines said I defy the ranks of Israel this day give me a man that we may fight together 1 Samuel 1710 For some reasons none of the Israelite soldiers felt up to the challenge When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine they were dismayed and greatly afraid1 Samuel 1711 David the youngest son of Jesse was visiting his brothers on the front line and heard the challenge He went to King Saul of the Israelite army and offered his services in the name of the Lord The king unwillingly accepted and David started to prepare According to the story David was facing a challenge such as he would never faced before The destiny of the army of Israel indeed the whole of Israel was at jeopardy and he was going to either be the hero or the loser Much hung in the balance of his actions But David did not trust in his own talents and abilities he placed his trust in God that God would do what
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