From 1 Samuel 17:38-39 (08/07/96)
David was offered the armor of the King to wear into battle. Why didn’t he accept it? Would you?
- It was Saul’s armor, fitted for him. David did not fit that mold.
- It was forced onto David. He didn’t ask for it.
- What good was it doing Saul? He wasn’t able to fight Goliath in it, apparently.
- David had approached Saul with faith in God, but Saul did not recognize the moment. His sin, fear, was also his judgment.
- Saul’s reign had started with a military victory, and David’s fame would begin here. But God wanted David to win his own victory apart from the influence and armor of Saul.
- Saul’s armor affected David’s walk.
- Note the importance of Saul’s tunic being given to David (King’s robe).
- David had to reject (put off) Saul’s armor in order to win the battle.
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