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Goliath’s sinking strategy
Wed, Sep 09, 2020
Yesterday, I talked about how a strategic David avoided a fatal mistake against Goliath.
But I can’t say the same about Goliath.
As Goliath approached him, David ran toward Goliath and slung a stone that struck his forehead before sinking in and killing him.
But why was Goliath’s forehead unprotected in the first place?
In 1 Sam 17:6, the first item mentioned about Goliath’s armor is his bronze helmet.
In ancient times, helmets were strong and fit well over the forehead to minimize injury.
A Google search for ‘ancient helmet’ will reveal how it was practically impossible for Goliath to die this way if he was wearing his helmet.
1 Sam 17:41 narrates how Goliath the giant derided and disparaged a short David when he saw that the latter was just a boy with only a sling and no sword or armor.
It’s highly possible that Goliath took his opponent lightly and took off his helmet, gifting David a strategy for success.
Let him who thinks he stands strong, take heed lest he falls.
Please share your story if you’ve been complacent or overconfident in comfortable circumstances.