“Stick, Rocks, Sling”

February 27, 2018

“Stick, Rocks, Sling”

Blessings folk!

David took off the provision of King Saul.

The weapons/armor of the king were ill-fitting and untested.

They were “not David”.

A great principle here.

We as the Body of Christ insist in uniformity of process, procedure, dress, format, etc. etc.

Unity of faith in the Spirit does not mean forced uniformity.

David was his own man.
He had his equipment.
He had his strategies.
Better yet, he had his God.

Watch what he does…

1Sa 17:40
He took his stick in his hand and chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook,
and put them in the shepherd’s bag which he had, even in his pouch,
and his sling was in his hand; and he approached the Philistine.

He took a stick.
Not just any stick.
His stick.

Then, he chose “for himself”…

  • Not for others
  • For his taste
  • For his equipment
  • For his purpose
  • For his skill

He chose five smooth stones.
Why five?
Extras in case he missed?
Extras in case the battle went long?
Did David lack faith?

Goliath had four brothers…we will see more in 2 Samuel 21.

David used the weapons he had.
He had been proved with them.
He would not change now.

A stick.
Some rocks.
And a sling.
Carried in a cool shepherds bag with interior pouch…(sound like mine and son-in-law’s backpacks) Happy

More than enough to dispatch the giant.

Too often we think “I could do…if I had someone else’s stick!”
The Lord has granted us all that we need.
Use the stick the Lord has given.
Choose the rocks.
Let fly the sling.
Slay the giants.