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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Thursday, November 1, 2018

“Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head.  David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them. ‘I cannot go in these,’ he said to Saul, ‘because I am not used to them.’ So he took them off.”
— 1 Samuel 17:38-39

Choose Your Armor

Saul’s armor or David’s slingshot? This is a classic take on “man or God.” What are we going to choose to go to battle with, and most importantly WHO are we going to listen to? Man’s choice or God’s?

The battles that many of us are fighting right now will always have the lure of the world as the answer. I need the “armor” (money, people, status, approval) to get through it. We walk out of church on Sundays and say, “I choose God.” But before we know it, Monday comes and the world looks tempting. 

David knew the armor of man would only weigh him down. When he replied, “I’m not used to them,” it meant he didn’t need it. Maybe the struggles we are dealing with are weighing us down because the wrong armor is on. Ask yourself today: Am I trusting the Word or the world? God’s choice of weapons or what society says I need?

Keep choosing God. His options will always surpass anything the world can offer.

Shift your choice of armor today and watch the battles become won, the breakthroughs experienced, the giants slayed. It’s a great week to fight.

Erik Olson, Pass the Rock Ministries founder

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