Many truths can be drawn from the familiar story of David and Goliath.
First, we need to fear the Lord—not our enemies. David did not fear the giant; he feared the Lord. It is so important that we not fear those enemies that Satan brings into our life to destroy us. They are real. Many enemies we can see. Yet we need to trust in the Lord, Whom we cannot see. That is faith.
Also, we need to follow the Lord—not our friends. The Bible says that the children of Israel—including Eliab, David’s brother—fled from Goliath. They were going in the wrong direction. They took the easy way. David was willing to stand and fight; in fact, the passage says that he ran to fight Goliath. What was the difference? David saw Goliath through God’s eyes. Do we see the giants in our lives through God’s eyes or through our own eyes? David did not follow his brother; he followed the Lord.
Finally, we must praise the Lord and not ourselves. David’s focus was not on his own goodness, strength, intelligence, or wealth; rather, his focus was on the greatness of the Lord! David did not praise himself; he praised the Lord!