How to Break Down a Lie

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I recently read a devotional based on the story of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17. The author suggested writing out the truths and lies we saw in that chapter. So I did.

My breakdown of truth and lies in 1 Samuel 17, verse by verse:


  1. 12: David is the son of Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, Jesse.
  2. 12: David is one of eight sons.
  3. 14: David is the youngest son.
  4. 15: David shepherds his father’s flocks.
  5. 29: David should be able to challenge the men about Goliath.
  6. 32: David’s words and actions are the same.
  7. 39: Saul’s armor isn’t right for David.
  8. 45: David acts in God’s name.


  1. 28: Eliab, his brother, says David has a wicked heart.
  2. 33: Saul, his king, says David is too young to fight.

David was a shepherd stepping into the role of a soldier. Many men before him had attempted and failed to kill Goliath. Did you notice what I noticed? Although this chapter has more truths than lies, the lies feel weightier.

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