Drawing Bible Verses- 1 Samuel 17- The story of David and Godzilla

david and godzilla1 Samuel 17:3-51  The Philistines and Israelis faced each other on opposite hills, with the valley between them. Then Godzilla, a Philistine champion from Gath, came out of the Philistine ranks to face the forces of Israel. He was a giant; he stood and shouted across to the Israelis, “Do you need a whole army to settle this? I will represent the Philistines, and you choose someone to represent you, and we will settle this in single combat!  If your man is able to kill me, then we will be your slaves. But if I kill him, then you must be our slaves!”…

A young shepherd boy approach the king of the Israelis, he says, “When I am taking care of my father’s sheep, and a lion or a bear comes and grabs a lamb from the flock,  I go after it with a club and take the lamb from its mouth. If it 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 heathen Philistine too, for he has defied the armies of the living God! The Lord who saved me from the claws and teeth of the lion and the bear will save me from this Philistine!”

Saul finally consented, “All right, go ahead,” he said, “and may the Lord be with you!”

Then Saul gave David his own armor—a bronze helmet and a coat of mail. David put it on, strapped the sword over it, and took a step or two to see what it was like, for he had never worn such things before. “I can hardly move!” he exclaimed, and took them off again. Then he picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them in his shepherd’s bag and, armed only with his sling, started across to Godzilla. Godzilla walked out toward David, sneering in contempt at this nice little red-cheeked boy!

 “Am I a dog,” he roared at David, “that you come at me with a stick?” And he cursed David by the names of his gods. “Come over here and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and wild animals,” Godzilla yelled.

David shouted in reply, “You come to me with a sword and a spear, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of the armies of heaven and of Israel—the very God whom you have defied.  Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head; and then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel!  And Israel will learn that the Lord does not depend on weapons to fulfill his plans—he works without regard to human means! He will give you to us!”

As Godzilla approached, David ran out to meet him and, reaching into his shepherd’s bag, took out a stone, hurled it from his sling, and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and the man fell on his face to the ground. David conquered the Philistine giant with a sling and a stone. Since he had no sword, he ran over and took Godzilla’s and killed him with it, and then cut off his head. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they turned and ran.

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