1 Samuel 17:38-39 38 Then Saul clothed David with his own fighting attire and put a bronze helmet on his head. He also put body armor on him. 39 David strapped on his sword over his fighting attire and tried to walk around, but he was not used to them. David said to Saul, “I can’t walk in these things, for I’m not used to them.” So David removed them.
David was appalled that all these muscular, trained, mighty soldiers were allowing Goliath to blaspheme their God with hateful slander. The young teen was the ONLY ONE willing to challenge and fight this obnoxious arrogant giant.
With good intentions, King Saul convinced him to put on heavy armor before confronting Goliath. The same armor that those scared unwilling soldiers were wearing. The same armor that one would normally wear into battle. However, David wasn’t normal! He was set apart!! David quickly realized that while this protective gear was good for most, it was not good for him.
In the end, he decided to shed Saul’s armor and defeat the famous Philistine the way God had trained him; with no armor at all, 3 stones and a sling. Though unconventional and regardless of what others thought or how they mocked him, David stood before Goliath and defeated him the only way he knew how.
How many of you have allowed someone else to convince you HOW to do something that they, themselves, are unwilling to do? It’s time to remove the heavy armor that the “Sauls” in your life have convinced you to put on. Seek God! Follow after the way He has already trained you; the way that you know. This is the only way for you to be successful in defeating your giant(s)!
Tell me about conventional (normal) armor that others have tried to place on you, that you’ve allowed others to put on you, or that you’ve placed on yourself.
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