Many of you may be worried and scared because exams are fast approaching. Despite of your hard work many of you may be feeling as if no hope for getting good marks or even to get passing marks. But Jesus said in above verses that we should not worry for anything. He said, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."
If you want to be successful and if you want to get good marks in your exams, you must seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and He will bless your life. Give best things of your life to God and He will return best things in your life. Give first place to God. Every morning when you wake up, spend some time with God in prayer and reading the Bible.
Bible says in Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths."
David was a small child, from childhood he trusted God. And that was the reason why, he could defeat Goliath very easily. That was the reason why he could win wars after wars. Where ever he went God gave him victory over his rivals. Yes, if you want success in your life, if you want victory in every area of your life then you need to trust God.
When you will trust in the Lord for wisdom and for success in your life, God will gladly help you and will exalt you before others. He will help you to learn your lessons and understand it. He will help you to gain high ranks in your exams.
occasionally went to feed his father's sheep in Bethlehem.
One day David's father Jesse told him to go and take food with
him for his brothers.
His brothers were in camp were a Philistine named Goliath was
challenging Israelites from 40 days to go and fight with him. David's
father also told him to bring news about his brothers from the camp.
the King of Israel and his army were fighting with Philistines in the
valley of Elah.
So David rose early in the morning, left the sheep with a keeper,
and took the things and went as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to
the camp as the army was going out to the fight and shouting for the
battle. For Israel and the Philistines had come before each other in
battle array, army against army.
David left his supplies in the hand of the supply keeper, ran to the
army, and came and greeted his brothers.
When David was talking to his brothers, he saw the Philistine
named Goliath came and spoke to the people of Israel.
When people saw him they fled from him and were dreadfully
the men of Israel said, "Surely this man has come up to defy
Then David spoke to the men who stood by him, saying, "What
shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the
reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he
should defy the armies of the living God?"
Then the men told David, "whoever kills him the king will
enrich with great riches, will give him his daughter, and give his
father's house exemption from taxes in Israel."
David's brother got angry with him and said, "Why did you come down
here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I
know your pride and the insolence of your heart, for you have come down
to see the battle."
But David turned from him toward another and asked the same thing
about killing of Goliath; and these people answered him as the first
David showed interest to kill Goliath, when people heard his
desire they reported to king Saul. Saul invited him in his palace.
Then David said to Saul, "Let no man's heart fail because of
him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine."
Saul said to David, "You are not able to go against this Philistine
to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his
But David said to Saul, "Your servant used to keep his
father's sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of
the flock, I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb
from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard,
and struck and killed it. "Your servant has killed both lion and
bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing
he has defied the armies of the living God." Moreover David said,
"The LORD, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the
paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this
Philistine." And Saul said to David, "Go, and the LORD be with
Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his
head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail.
David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he
never used them before. And David said to Saul, "I cannot walk with
these, for I have not tested them." So David took them off.
David took his staff in his hand; and he chose for himself five smooth
stones from the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag, in a pouch
which he had, and his sling was in his hand. And he drew near to the
Philistine. So the Philistine came, and began drawing near to David, and
the man who bore the shield went before him.
When the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him;
for he was only a youth, ruddy and good-looking.
the Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to me with
sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
the Philistine said to David, "Come to me, and I will give your
flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!"
David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, with a
spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of
hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day
the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take
your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp
of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the
earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then
all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and
spear; for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you into our
it was, when the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David,
that David hastened and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he
slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone
sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.
David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck
the Philistine and killed him. But there was no sword in the hand of
Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword
and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with
it. And when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they
Now the men of Israel and Judah arose and shouted, and pursued the Philistines as far as the entrance of the valley and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell along the road to Shaaraim, even as far as Gath and Ekron.
before them but wasn't a human being