David, Goliath, and You (1 Samuel 17)

Part 2

Goal of all biblical interpretation: Worship

Process:

  • Consider genre/place in storyline
  • Think about original audience
  • Apply rules of genre
  • Take it to Christ

Genre #2: History/Narrative
Genre/Place: Where are we in the story?
Original audience: Depends on the passage
Rules:

  • Zoom out
  • Find God
  • Character development
  • Principles of the story
  • Parallels with Christ

Example: 1 Samuel 17:1-58

Surrounding Context: 

  • 1-10
  • 12-18
  • 19-27
  • 28-37
  • 38-40
  • 41-47
  • 48-58

 Principles:

 Take it to Christ:

 “The battle belongs to the Lord”