STRATEGY FOR WAR-1
1Samuel 17:40 “And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.”
1Samuel 17:43 “And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.”
David loved God, was righteous but one thing you cannot take away from him are the skills the Lord gave him. If you study our focal scriptures carefully, you’ll discover that he had a strategy and plan for the battle.
The young man had a shepherd’s bag where he kept the stones while he held only the staff and sling in his hand. The stones which were his chief weapons were clearly out of sight.
Goliath was holding a spear and the only thing in his head was how David intend to fight him with stick; iron against wood. But unknown to Goliath the boy had a perfect strategy for the battle.
The spear in the hand of the giant was for close range combat while the stones and sling were for long range combat. Goliath expected the young man to come near but David knew he could finish him from far.
Friend, in the face of the battles of life, have a battle strategy and end game in mind. When the enemy come calling know what to do. The stones in the scrip of David were hidden weapons of massive destruction. The stone represent the word of God which is the Christ.
1Corinthians 10:4 “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”
Matthew 21:44 “And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.”
The word of God is the most potent weapon in the hand of a believer. No wonder, when it fell on Goliath, it broke his head!
To be continued…
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