Daily Lectionary Podcast – 1 Samuel 17:1-58

1 Samuel 17:1-58
God vs. gods, Heroic literature
The real point of the story is not our moral lesson (be spunky! and you to can defeat the Giants). That is not a bad lesson, but it is also not always true. The field is littered with spunky failures. The point of the story is that this is God’s anointed. God’s anointed will not fight with borrowed armor, nor will his word be stopped even by his own family. This victory is to God’s anointed.