Who Are Your Giants?

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Have you ever asked yourself, “Why did David choose 5 smooth stones when he only needed one?”

In 1 Chronicles 20, we see that David didn’t choose those 5 stones by accident, or in case he missed Goliath the first time. He didn’t choose those 5 stones for no reason.

Actually, we can conclude that the Bible chooses to mention these minor details, like “five smooth stones”, and not “David picked up a few stones” or “David picked up some stones”, because later it will reveal the reason.

When we studied in 1 Samuel, we saw that David used one of those stones to kill Goliath.

And he had 4 stones left over.


And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued. And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver’s beam. And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot: and he also was the son of the giant. But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David’s brother slew him. These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.

1 Chronicles 21:4-8

Goliath had 4 brothers.

Five smooth stones for five giants from Gaith – Goliath and his brothers.

I believe that when David chose those five stones, he had no idea that Goliath had four brothers, but God knew and immediately prepared him for victory.

Everyone of us has our “giants” with whom we must fight, and God has already prepared us for victory. Actually, God has already won the battle! We just need to go forward in the faith and power of the Holy Spirit, knowing that we are already victorious in the name of Jesus Christ!

But there was another “giant” in David’s life

David killed all five of the giants of Gath, but an enemy – Satan – blinded him from seeing a sixth “giant”.

That giant was immorality.

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In 2 Samuel 11, we read the well-known tale of David and Bathsheba. While David was walking on the roof his house, he saw Bathsheba bathing. He was attracted to her and sent his servant to bring her to him.

We know that he was aware that she was married, because in the 3rd verse it says, “So David sent and inquired about the woman. And someonesaid, “Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?

Nevertheless, the servant brought her to David and he slept with her.

And from there arose a huge problem, Bathsheba became pregnant.

Her husband was in battle. When the baby was born, he would know that it wasn’t his and Bathsheba would tell him everything, David had a huge problem on his hands.

Remember, she didn’t come to David. The Bible says, “Then David sent messengers, and took her…”

This wasn’t some huge, steamy affair between David and Bathsheba. Women didn’t have their own rights. He was the king and you do what the king commands or you die.

In order to hide his sin, David came up with a plan. Uriah must die! Bathsheba must become his wife!

We know how the story ends. David sends Uriah to his death in battle, he takes Bathsheba to be his wife and God, through the prophet, reveals David’s sin.

We all know someone who has fallen into great sin.

I am sure you are thinking of someone right now who has fallen into the trap of sin.

Lately we have read dozens of stories of Pastors and Christian leaders who have fallen into sin, one after another, and mainly in the area of sexual immorality.

When we read these stories, they shock us. But one thing is for certain…

They didn’t fall into sin overnight.

A powerful man doesn’t just fall, only when he has an unseen area of weakness in his life.

In every case, we find out later that for years he had been harboring hidden sin in his life, sin that over many years had grown and spread. But all we saw was the fruit of that sin.

And that’s what we see in David’s story here.

While we don’t know where or how that sin began in his life, we read in 2 Samuel 11:1, “It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the people of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.” 

Where should David have been?

Not in Jerusalem!

Rather than going to war…in a times when kings go out to battle, he sent Joab and his servants and all Israel. Everyone that should have gone, went – but David stayed hom.

Why? We don’t know, but if there had been a good reason for him to stay in Jerusalem, surely the Bible would have told us.

And this is a lesson for us today.

I have a question:

Who are your giants?

Have you slayed your giants?

If you haven’t slayed your giants and are asking yourself right now, “How do I slay them”? The answer is simple.

Go and do the last thing the Lord told you to do.

What is the last thing God has told you to do? Have you done it yet? If you haven’t, you can’t move forward until you have.

When we walk in obedience, we walk in victory!

A Little More About Good Morning Girls and My Groups

Good Morning Girls is an online Bible study for women. Began by Courtney Joseph in her church, she took the Bible study to the Internet in 2009 and invited ladies all over America to join her in keeping each other accountable to their daily time with the Lord.

Little did she know that this Bible study would extend beyond the borders of America to literally every region of the world!!

In 2014 I joined Courtney, together with my dear friends Misty, Mandy and Bridget, in helping to lead Good Morning Girls. It has been an amazing journey as we’ve watched Good Morning Girls not only grow beyond what we could have dreamed or imagine, but we’ve had the amazing honor to see women’s lives changed by daily digging into God’s Word!

Good Morning Girls is a simple study – we simply read the Bible.

We believe that there is power in the Word of God and the Word of God alone can defeat the enemy. So we read one chapter a day 5 days a week. And we will continue this method until we’ve read through the entire Bible!!

All the materials are free and are available at Women Living Well!

In the summer of 2012 I opened the very first Good Morning Girls group in Croatia.

12 women, all members of my church.

I had no idea where it would lead. But by the following summer it exploded to cover the countries of Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia.

You can read the story here

How to join us

If you’d like more information about Good Morning Girls Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, you can find our blog here, follow us on Facebook. Learn about our leaders and join one of their groups here.

In 2017, my dear friend Mary and I opened up our first International study group in English. You can find us at:

Good Morning Girls in the Word on Facebook
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