“Whose son is he?” (1 Samuel 17:55).
The story of David and Goliath is legendary. There’s no need for me to belabor it here. There is, however, one part of the story that is seldom ever mentioned; and in my opinion it is the key to the whole event.
The moment David stood in triumph over the corpse of the beheaded Goliath, with the Philistine army running off in seven directions and all Israel shouting to the heavens, a most curious thing occurred. King Saul turned to Abner, his chief aide, and asked a very interesting question about David.
“Whose son is he?”
One would have thought that Saul might ask, “Who is that boy?” But that wasn’t his question. No, he didn’t want to know about David, as it were, but wanted to know about David’s father. His question, in so many words, was another way of saying, “I want to meet the father that produces that kind of a son!” …
Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). You and I can live in such a manner as to cause the kings of this world to ask aloud, “Whose son is he?” And we can answer without flinching, “Oh, look and see for yourself just how great is the love the Father has lavished upon us, that we should be called children of God!”
James Ryle, edited from two essays
1 John 3:1
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God…
Trust God for your day…Today