The Pluck of the Draw

He came up short again. He supposed it was his lot in life. Consistently being low man on the totem pole isn’t easy, but he showed courage in the face of adversity. You win some and you lose some, right? So it would have been if the Odds weren’t always stacked against him. The Odds had it going on. They were a rough and tumble crowd who towered high above him. I tell ya, he was truly the pluck of the draw, given that he was the shortest straw. 

Giants Can Be Beat

Giants in the Bible

This was back in the days (and also later) when there were giants in the land. The giants came from the union of the sons of God and the daughters of men. These were the mighty men of ancient lore, the famous ones.”

Genesis 6:4

David and Goliath

 A giant nearly ten feet tall stepped out from the Philistine line into the open, Goliath from Gath……….” (1 Samuel 17:4-7)

“Goliath stood there and called out to the Israelite troops……………pick your best fighter and pit him against me. If he gets the upper hand and kills me, the Philistines will all become your slaves. But if I get the upper hand and kill him, you’ll all become our slaves and serve us…. ( 1 Samuel 17:8-10)……..

Saul answered David, “You can’t go and fight this Philistine. You’re too young and inexperienced—and he’s been at this fighting business since before you were born….”

David said, “I’ve been a shepherd, tending sheep for my father. Whenever a lion or bear came and took a lamb from the flock, I’d go after it, knock it down, and rescue the lamb. If it turned on me, I’d grab it by the throat, wring its neck, and kill it……. God, who delivered me from the teeth of the lion and the claws of the bear, will deliver me from this Philistine.” (1 Samuel 33-37)

David’s Victory

“David reached into his pocket for a stone, slung it, and hit the Philistine hard in the forehead, embedding the stone deeply. The Philistine crashed, facedown in the dirt.

That’s how David beat the Philistine—with a sling and a stone. He hit him and killed him. No sword for David!” (1 Samuel 17:48-5)

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