DON’T USE WHAT YOU HAVE NOT PROVED-1
1Samuel 17:37 “…And Saul said unto David, Go and the LORD be with thee.”
1Samuel 17:38 “And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.”
1Samuel 17:39 “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.”
Another beautiful lesson to learn from our focal scripture is this; don’t go into battle with what you have not proved. Only use what you have proved for yourself and has worked for you.
Prove your weapons in private before you hold it up in the public space. If you go public with things you’ve never proved in private, you’re headed for disaster.
David faced the lion and bear without armour, sword, spear and he won, so why would he face another “animal” in the mold of Goliath with such weapons? I guess that was his thought and he immediately discarded the thought by putting off the armour.
As a believer, you must know the dealings of God in your life. You must know what God has trained you with and how to respond in different situations of life. Don’t ever let a Saul convince you to wear something you have never tested.
The problem many people have in life is that they listen to the advices of the “Sauls” and obey foolishly. The Sauls always come with flamboyant and attractive attires. You must however know that they want to seduce you to death.
The word prove means; to establish truth about something in order to demonstrate its competence. It also means to analyze something critically in order to determine its worth or characteristics.
No wonder Paul admonished us along that line. He said:
1Thessalonians 5:21 “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.”
To be continued…
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