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In one of my bible studies, I was reading in 1 Samuel chapter 17. The story was about the Israelites under King Saul camped in the valley of Elah, preparing to battle the Philistines. Everyone is familiar with the story, but you must look closely at it to find the keys that set my imagination in motion. 

In verse 50 it reads, ‘David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone and struck the Philistine and killed him, but with no sword in the hand of David.’ Now pay close attention to what happened next.

Verse 51 says, ‘David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it from the sheath and killed him and cut off his head with it.  When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran! Verses 52 through 54 tell us much more than most people realize.

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