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David left his things with the keeper of supplies and hurried out to the ranks to greet his brothers. As he was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, came out from the Philistine ranks. Then David heard him shout his usual taunt to the army of Israel. As soon as the Israelite army saw him, they began to run away in fright.

1 Samuel 17:22-24 (NLT)

"Whom Shall I Fear?" is the question Scarlett poses in this month's commentary. When Goliath challenged the Israelite army to send out one warrior to battle one on one with him, the soldiers were afraid. I think most of us are familiar with the story of how David spoke up.

"Don't worry about this Philistine," David told Saul. "I'll go fight him!"

"Don’t be ridiculous!" Saul replied. "There's no way you can fight this Philistine and possibly win! You're only a boy, and he’s been a man of war since his youth."

But David persisted. "I have been taking care of my father's sheep and goats," he said. "When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock, I go after it with a club and rescue the lamb from its mouth. If the animal turns on me, I catch it by the jaw and club it to death. I have done this to both lions and bears, and I'll do it to this pagan Philistine, too, for he has defied the armies of the living God! The LORD who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!"

1 Samuel 17:32-37 (NLT)

Did Goliath “Fear God"? If he had the proper fear of God, Goliath never would have "defied the armies of the living God!" (1 Samuel 17:36)

Come join us this month as we consider what we should fear.

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