Jonathan Study Introduction (Archived)

Samaritan's Song

Quick!  Hurry!  Bible trivia time.

This is a fill-in-the-blank, so gird your loins.  Are you ready?  Prepared?  Summoning to mind all your arcane knowledge of the Old Testament prophets, in which case you are a far more accomplished Biblical scholar than I am?  Here we go:

____ killed Goliath with a sling and a stone.

The answer, of course, is David.  It’s easy, right?  You’re probably disappointed by how easy it was.  (Go ahead and put away your knowledge of Amos for another day.  I am deeply sorry.)  And the reason it’s easy is because David is one of the Bible’s heavy hitters: God’s golden child.  A Goliath-slayer.  A poet.  A warrior. A beloved king. A great sinner who nonetheless repented of his sin and subsequently received God’s grace and forgiveness. A man about whom God Himself testified, calling him “a man after my own heart” (1 Samuel 13-14).


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