In the story of David and Goliath, King Saul wanted to loan David his armor. As a warrior, he knew how important it was. David tried it on and realized he would not be able to maneuver in it, so he took it off. Some say that David went to battle without armor, I would say David went to battle with the armor of faith in God. David says to Goliath in 1 Sam.17: 45 You come to me carrying a sword and spear and javelin as your weapons, but I come armed with the name of the Eternal One, the Commander of heavenly armies, the True God of the armies of Israel, the One you have insulted.
David had experience with God helping him in other battles which he explained to King Saul. 1 Sam. 17: 37 The Eternal One, who saved me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine. David also knew how God had helped Israel during the time of Moses who had said: Deut.20: 3 “Listen, Israel! Today you’re going to fight a battle against your enemies. Don’t be intimidated by them! Don’t be afraid! Don’t run away! Don’t let them terrify you! 4 The Eternal, your True God, has come out here with you, and He’ll fight for you against your enemies and save you.”
When we remember God’s Word, it gives us strength for the victory. This is our defense when the enemy attack us with words of doubt. How is the Lord preparing you with His Word and the work of the Holy Spirit as you fight spiritual battles?
To hear more about the battle of David and Goliath, and our ongoing battles, listen here: https://podpoint.com/light-of-christ-church-podcast/series/david-and-his-songs-the-early-years/the-lord-gives-me-the-victory
[1,2,3] The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society