“Defeating Your Goliaths,” Liahona, June 2008, 32–33
Defeating Your Goliaths
“This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand … that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel” (1 Samuel 17:46).
We all have to face Goliaths in our lives: trials, challenges, temptations that seem too large to overcome. But, like David, we can overcome them if we trust in God and do our part. President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) taught, “When temptation comes your way, name that boastful, deceitful giant ‘Goliath!’ and do with it as David did to the Philistine of Gath” (“Overpowering the Goliaths in Our Lives,” Liahona, Feb. 2002, 5).
As you read 1 Samuel 17, what can you learn from the battle of David and Goliath? How did David’s trust in God help him? How was he prepared for this battle? What impact can one teenager have in building the Lord’s kingdom?
Here are some details to supplement your study of this remarkable story.