David Took FIVE stones but only used ONE

In the book of 1 Samuel, In Chapter 17 and Verses 38-40, it reads:

And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.
And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it.  And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.
And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.

And Verse 49: And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
And Verse 50: So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.

I have been looking at this post since September last year.  I wanted to say something concerning this scripture that jumps out at me.  David took five stones, but only used one.  That’s the only thing that comes to me. That is speaking something to me and I don’t know exactly what.  Is it that although David went out to battle, God fought the battle for him and so David didn’t even need all the ammunition he had?  Is it that God provides us with an abundance, so much that we cant use it all?  I haven’t figured it out. 


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Wanda says:

    >As you keep meditating on it. More revelation will come to you.

  2. Ensayn1 says:

    >I am not so sure it's about abundance as God did not give David the stones. David went to the brook and found the stones on his on cognition. It's, to me, more about using the weapon that God put into your hands to overcome. If David had used the armour given to him by Saul (Saul means a thing to be disired) he may have failed. David was steadfast in the weapon that he knew, that was part of him, as he says he was not proven with the weaponry from Saul.In that, God blessed David because he followed what was true to him and not what was put upon him.For me, its about being true to what and who you are and not attempting to be what others think you should be, or want you to be. David was steadfast in the knowledge of himself.Do we know ourselves? If Da(God)Vid(life) had not known himself he would have failed himself and in doing so failed a nation.

  3. >We take what we THINK we need, but if God "directs our paths" then we use only what HE says. David was obedient.Thank you for sharing this Scripture. I always think that David had a plan and God directed him.in Him,Ambar

  4. jjbrock says:

    >My sister you got me pondering that particular Scripture now.

  5. SLC says:

    >This is indeed thought provoking.Davis say's he has not proved or tested the heavy armor. (Yoke easy, burden light). He then pulls 5 smooth stones from the brook. The stones were not always smooth. The water continually running over them in the brook (torrent) prepared them for this moment, in the same way David's time protecting sheep and being overlooked prepared him for this moment, and the same way the torrents of life smooth away our rough edges so God is able to use us. That's my preliminary guess, but I'm still meditating on this one.SLC

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