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A Boy From the Country

Once upon a time, there was a boy who lived in the country. It was said of him that he was ruddy and handsome. Well, this boy had brothers who were away from home in the army, fighting.

One day, the boy's father said to him, "I wish you would go down and see how your brothers are getting along, and take with you this present." The boy started on his journey.

Now when he came to the place where the soldiers were encamped, he saw a strange sight. A giant, from the opposing army, came out, blustering and issuing his challenge to any one who would dare come against him.

All seemed afraid of him. Even the big, strong soldiers would not fight with him. Therefore, this boy from the country volunteered saying, "I will go out and fight him." They tried to stop him, but he insisted.

Now, he was a perfect shot with the sling. He chose 5 smooth stones from the brook. With one of these, he prevailed over the giant.

This lad, however, had some other things which made him win the battle. What were they?
  • First, he had courage. He possessed what all the others lacked.
  • Second, he had the ability to do one thing and do that one thing well. He could use a sling with the utmost accuracy.
  • Third, he had confidence in himself and faith in God. He was not conceited, no, we do not like that. Rather he had self-confidence.
  • Above all was this—"I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts." So said the lad from the country as he went to fight the giant.
What was his name? It is a good name—David.

MEMORY VERSE: I Samuel 17: 45
"You come to me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty."

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