June 12, 2024 – 1 Samuel 17:38-40

June 12, 2024 – 1 Samuel 17:38-40

This passage always makes me smile. Here is a young boy with wisdom far beyond his years. He knows that this offering from Saul is an effort to protect him. He also knows that since he is not used to this equipment, the equipment will be excess baggage. He knows that God has got this battle and that the victory will belong to the Lord. He prefers to use simple smooth stones and his shepherd’s staff to secure the victory for God.

How willing are we to allow God to equip us for a battle that God has for us? Do we instead look to others around us for advice? Do we read many books about God and His provisions or do we simply seek His wisdom in the pages of His word? Think about your preparation the next time you are in a spiritual battle. Seek the advice and plan of the One who loves us the very best. He will never fail you when your preparation is made clear by reading His Holy Word.


38 Then Saul clothed David with his armor. He put a helmet of bronze on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail, 39 and David strapped his sword over his armor. And he tried in vain to go, for he had not tested them. Then David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them.” So David put them off. 40 Then he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the brook and put them in his shepherd's pouch. His sling was in his hand, and he approached the Philistine.


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