4th of July Greeting Cards for Our Soldiers

Download a free 4th of July greeting card for our troops.

Fold the printed paper into four parts with the picture of the golden retriever on the front of the card. Once folded, the words will appear on the inside of the card.Patriotic dog

Verse inside the greeting card:
They say golden retrievers are known for their loyalty.
Our proud soldiers, just like you, display outstanding loyalty to our country.

Every day as I walk around and enjoy my freedom,
I owe a debt of gratitude to you and all of our military personnel.

Thank you for your dedication.

David was one of the most famous soldiers in the Bible. He relied on God to help him fight his battles and defeat the enemy. His story is found in the book of 1 Samuel.

David and Goliath-

1 Samuel 17:1-50

David and Goliath, a colour lithograph by Osma...

David and Goliath, a colour lithograph by Osmar Schindler (c. 1888) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war and assembled   at Sokoh in Judah. They pitched camp at Ephes Dammim, between Sokoh   and Azekah. 2 Saul and the Israelites assembled and camped in the Valley of Elah   and drew up their battle line to meet the Philistines. 3 The Philistines occupied one hill and the Israelites another, with the valley between them.

4 A champion named Goliath,   who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span.[a] 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels[b]; 6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin   was slung on his back. 7 His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod,   and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels.[c] His shield bearer  went ahead of him.

8 Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose   a man and have him come down to me. 9 If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us.” 10 Then the Philistine said, “This day I defy   the armies of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other. ” 11 On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified.

12 Now David was the son of an Ephrathite   named Jesse,   who was from Bethlehem   in Judah. Jesse had eight   sons, and in Saul’s time he was very old. 13 Jesse’s three oldest sons had followed Saul to the war: The firstborn was Eliab;   the second, Abinadab;   and the third, Shammah. 14 David was the youngest. The three oldest followed Saul, 15 but David went back and forth from Saul to tend  his father’s sheep  at Bethlehem.

16 For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand.

17 Now Jesse said to his son David, “Take this ephah[d]   of roasted grain   and these ten loaves of bread for your brothers and hurry to their camp. 18 Take along these ten cheeses to the commander of their unit. See how your brothers   are and bring back some assurance[e] from them. 19 They are with Saul and all the men of Israel in the Valley of Elah, fighting against the Philistines.”

20 Early in the morning David left the flock in the care of a shepherd, loaded up and set out, as Jesse had directed. He reached the camp as the army was going out to its battle positions, shouting the war cry. 21 Israel and the Philistines were drawing up their lines facing each other. 22 David left his things with the keeper of supplies,   ran to the battle lines and asked his brothers how they were. 23 As he was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, stepped out from his lines and shouted his usual   defiance, and David heard it. 24 Whenever the Israelites saw the man, they all fled from him in great fear.

25 Now the Israelites had been saying, “Do you see how this man keeps coming out? He comes out to defy Israel. The king will give great wealth to the man who kills him. He will also give him his daughter  in marriage and will exempt his family from taxes  in Israel.”

26 David asked the men standing near him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace  from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised  Philistine that he should defy  the armies of the living  God?”

27 They repeated to him what they had been saying and told him, “This is what will be done for the man who kills him.”

28 When Eliab, David’s oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger  at him and asked, “Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle.”

29 “Now what have I done?” said David. “Can’t I even speak?” 30 He then turned away to someone else and brought up the same matter, and the men answered him as before. 31 What David said was overheard and reported to Saul, and Saul sent for him.

32 David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart  on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.”

33 Saul replied,“You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.”

34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion   or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, 35 I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized   it by its hair, struck it and killed it. 36 Your servant has killed both the lion   and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. 37 The Lord who rescued  me from the paw of the lion  and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”

Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with  you.”

38 Then Saul dressed David in his own   tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. 39 David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them.

“I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off. 40 Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.

41 Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer   in front of him, kept coming closer to David. 42 He looked David over and saw that he was little more than a boy, glowing with health and handsome,   and he despised   him. 43 He said to David, “Am I a dog,   that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44 “Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds  and the wild animals! ”

45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin,   but I come against you in the name   of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver   you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses   of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world   will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword  or spear that the Lord saves;  for the battle  is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”

48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. 49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.

50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling  and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.

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2 Responses to 4th of July Greeting Cards for Our Soldiers

  1. Noel Williams (prhayz) www.prhayz.com says:

    David’s triumph over the Philistine is an example of what God can and will do when we follow his direction. No wonder David was so confident when he wrote; “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4).
    Thanks for Sharing MainWriters. God blesses.

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