“And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.”—1 Samuel 17:39
David refused the armor of his king, opting to face Goliath unshielded. But there is wisdom in David’s choice—wisdom we often fail to use in our own personal battles against fiendish giants of our day. David understood that he had been prepared for this moment by his experiences protecting flocks from predators. Perhaps a decision to go against his enemy in completely unfamiliar armor, with weaponry he’d never before wielded, would have resulted in a terrible defeat.
But, David won. And we will win our battles if we can remember that we have been trained for this. We …