I have often wondered why David picked up five stones when he faced the giant Goliath.
Some scholars think that it was because Goliath had four brothers. They suggest that it was David's intention to wipe out Goliath's entire family.
In picking up five stones, David was saying, "I"m not just going to kill Goliath, but if his brothers want to pick a fight, bring them on!"
Other scholars believe that the five stones represent the letters in the name of the person who would bring deliverance from the Goliath of sin - J.E.S.U.S.
But there is another thought still. Possibly, David picked up four more stones than he needed because he was afraid he might miss.
Perhaps David didn't have as much faith as we thought he had. Perhaps he went into the battle scared and trembling and wondering what was happening (as most of us do during such difficult, impossible circumstances).
Here's the point - it doesn't take a lot of faith; it only takes faith the size of a mustard seed - just a little faith.
You don't have to have great faith, just a little faith.
Here's God's word to you today: Always remember that God will never send you into battle against a great, gigantic problem where you only have enough to defeat him. He will give you more than enough. One stone would be enough, but God will give you more than enough.
I know that you will agree with me this day - God is able.
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