But Saul replied, “You can’t go fight this Philistine. You’re just a youth, and he’s been a warrior since he was young.” 1 Samuel 17:33 HCSB
How many times have you been surprised by the abilities of someone? Pete Maravich was one of the greatest basketball players of all time and was only 6 foot 5 inches and 197 pounds (small for basketball players). He was the point guard for LSU and other players have noted that he is the best ball handler of all times. He is still the all-time leading NCAA Division 1 scorer with 3,667 points scored and an average of 44.2 points per game. All of his accomplishments were achieved before the three-point line and the shot clock were introduced, and he was unable to play on the varsity team as a freshman under the then-NCAA rules. Just looking at Pete Maravich, most people would not assess that he was one of the greatest basketball players of all-times.
Saul looked at David and all he saw was a small shepherd boy that was not very old and had not been trained as a warrior. Saul assumed there was no way David could go up against Goliath and stand a chance of winning the battle. David was just a youth.
Challenge: How many times do we look at someone and judge him by his outward appearance? God looks on the inside. He is more concerned about the condition of one’s heart than his physical appearance. We too should be looking beyond physical appearance. The other point of this story is that with God all things are possible.