A Personal Path
Thou dost keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusts in thee. - Isaiah 26:3
When David volunteered to go mano a mano with Goliath, King Saul tried to clothe the shepherd boy with soldier's armor. After all, Goliath stood over nine feet tall. He wore a bronze helmet and a 125-pound coat of mail. He bore bronze leggings and carried a javelin and a spear with a 15-pound head (1 Sam. 17:4-7 ). And David? David had a slingshot. This is a VW Bug playing blink with an eighteen-wheeler.... When Saul saw David, pimpled, and Goliath, rippled, he did what any Iron Age king would do. "Saul gave David his own armor—a bronze helmet and a coat of mail" (1 Sam. 17:38 NLT)....
But David rejected the armor, selected the stones, lobotomized the giant, and taught us a powerful lesson: what fits others might not fit you. Indeed what fits the king might not fit you. Just because someone gives you advice, a job, or a promotion, you don't have to accept it. Let your uniqueness define your path of life.
[ Prayer for the Day ]
Father God, You have made me special, given me gifts and talents according to your purpose in me. I thank You for this uniqueness. Show me your purpose and help me discover the ME You have made. I ask this in Jesus' Name. Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
1 Sam. 17:4-7, 38
4 And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.
5 He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail, and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze.
6 And he had greaves of bronze upon his legs, and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders.
7 And the shaft of his spear was like a weaver's beam, and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron; and his shield-bearer went before him.
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.
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