The Israelites and Philistines had agreed to each send a warrior who would represent their nation. The defeated warrior would commit his entire nation to become servants to the other nation. It would be an understatement to say that a whole lot was riding on this one fight. And who does God send to represent Israel? God sends probably the most under qualified person anyone could think of, he sends a shepherd boy who was not even a soldier in the army of Israel!
The shepherd boy whom God sent was a teenage boy named David who had ended up at the battlefield because he was delivering bread and cheese to his brothers who were in the army. David found himself standing on the battlefield as Israel’s representative against the haughty Goliath. From delivering bread and cheese, he was now called upon to deliver the entire nation of Israel.
David was in the right place at the right time because he humbled himself and submitted to his father’s instructions to deliver bread and cheese to his brothers. This story in God’s Word teaches about submission to God-appointed leadership. There is nothing glamorous about delivering bread and cheese, but David did not dispise it.. And that put him right in the valley of Elah. This is what God loves to do. He loves to take the foolish and weak things to shame the wise and mighty things of the world. When you are faithful to carry out small tasks assigned to you, God’s favor is released in your life and you might just find yourself doing great exploits for God!
Source: Joseph Prince, 100 Days of Favor