The sword and the stone has always been one of my favorite Disney movies. Merlin and Archimedes (the owl) teach Arthur, as in the future King, the importance of knowledge and education over strength and brawn. Based on 1 Samuel 16:21-17:11, 38-50, this intergenerational lesson compares the timeless story of King Arthur to the Old Testament story of David and Goliath.
Lessons we can learn from David and Goliath and the Sword and the Stone
1. The Lord calls whom He will call
2. Right is better than might
3. The Lord prepares his servants
4. Be yourself
5. Know your weapons
Stories like David’s may have happened long ago, but the truths taught, and lessons learned from such stories are timeless.
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