David witnesses to Saul that salvation comes from the Lord (v. 37). That is the heart of our witness too.

BibleGateway: 1 Samuel 17:33-40

ESV Text: 1 Samuel 17:33-40


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 4:50 and ends at about 6:30

33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. 34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: 35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. 36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. 37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee. 38 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. 39 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.

     40 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.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 499:
Look from Thy Sphere of Endless Day

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— Organ Audio

1. Look from Thy sphere of endless day, 
O God of mercy and of might! 
In pity look on those who stray 
Benighted in this land of light. 

2. In peopled vale, in lonely glen, 
In crowded mart, by stream or sea, 
How many of the sons of men 
Hear not the message sent from Thee! 

3. Send forth Thy heralds, Lord, to call 
The thoughtless young, the hardened old, 
A scattered, homeless flock, till all 
Be gathered to Thy peaceful fold. 

4. Send them Thy mighty Word to speak 
Till faith shall dawn and doubt depart, 
To awe the bold, to stay the weak, 
And bind and heal the broken heart. 

5. Then all these wastes, a dreary scene 
That makes us sadden as we gaze, 
Shall grow with living waters green 
And lift to heaven the voice of praise.