“Refuse the Untested”

February 26, 2018

“Refuse the Untested”

Blessings folk!

Saul agreed to allow David to confront Goliath the giant.

Saul did so in fear.
David did so in faith.

What does fear do?
Fear seeks the solutions and protections of man.

1Sa 17:38
Then Saul clothed David with his garments and put a bronze helmet on his head,
and he clothed him with armor.

This is interesting.
Saul clothed David with his (Saul’s) garments.
Saul put a bronze helmet on his head.
Saul clothes him with armor.

The best that man had.
Bronze helmet.
And the King’s clothes.

The King’s clothes!
So that Goliath would know that David went in the name of the king.
But, Goliath would actually laugh at the king.
The king who refused to trust in the Lord.
The king who feared.

Would Goliath think that David was the king?
He was too young.

What was David’s response?
What does faith do?

1Sa 17:39
David girded his sword over his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them.
So David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them.”
And David took them off.

David refused the best armament weaponry of man.
They were too cumbersome for him.
More importantly, they were untested by him.

David had been tested by the Lord.
David had tested the Lord.
David had depended and trusted upon the Lord.
He would do so now as he went forward …

1Sa 17:32
David said to Saul,
“Let no man’s heart fail on account of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.”

Be bold.
Be of faith as David.

Be not as Saul.