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#2018BibleRBR 1 Samuel 13-31


Really falling behind in my reading/posting, but I'm not going to give up, I'm going to power through and read this thing!

So instead of focusing on this whole half a book, I'm just going to focus on the story of David and Goliath.  I've always liked the story, the story of an underdog who can overcome. That's how this story is presented time and again.  Then I saw the following TED video from  Malcolm Gladwell and it blew my mind. Now having read the story, it really isn't the story of an underdog. It's the story of a skilled shepherd using his known skills to take down a bigger opponent.

It's still a great story, and we can still pull some useful stuff from it to apply to our everyday lives, but it's not the way we originally heard the story.  It's not the story of an underdog, it's the story of a boy who used his skills to take down a foe. Use your strengths to accomplish feats and not think you have to be or act a certain way to take on challenges.  It also helps us understand that some challenges aren't always what they appear to bu, just like Goliath may not have been as big and mean as he was presented.

Oh and also this chunk of the book also had a lot more mindless killing of innocent people who just happened to not believe the same things the 'heroes' of our books believe in, so you know they all have to die. 


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