THE ARMOUR OF THE SOLDIER
I Samuel 17
Before The Armour
---Before the Armour was required, first the enemy was identified. I Samuel 17:26.
---Before the Armour the skeptics need be silenced. I Samuel 17:28.
---Before the Armour the obstacle must be known. I Samuel 17:31.
---Before the Armour the cause must be known. I Samuel 17:29.
---Before the Armour, the Armour bearer demonstrates his qualifications - PROVEN. I Samuel 17:33-37.
Note: We find here there was the heart of a soldier before he suited up with the Armour. This attitude comes only from a young man that had a confidence in his God.
Sometimes Others Just Don't Get It
---The wrong Armour can be deadly. I Samuel 17:38
---The wrong Armour can cause us to focus on it and not the enemy. I Samuel 17:39.
Note: Wise decision to use what God has given you, not what the world wants you to do - remember you are preparing to fight an enemy that wants to destroy you.
What Happens When We Get It Right
---He took what he had. I Samuel 17:40.
---He frustrated his enemy by his simple approach to battle - Just like God to help draw attention away to give the enemy an over confidence-he does not prepare!! I Samuel 17:41-44.
---Hold On Goliath! You are about to get stoned. I Samuel 17:45 and I Samuel 17:47.
---You never want the soldier to run at you! I Samuel 17:48.
---Getting the right tool ready - more important have the RIGHT tool for the job. I Samuel 17:49.
YOU SEE THE WRONG ARMOUR WILL NEVER KEEP YOU SAFE FROM THE JUDGMENT OF GOD!!
There were many others affected by the wrong decision of Goliath. I Samuel 17:51.
The right Armour not only had victory over the enemy but gave courage to others. I Samuel 17:52.
Ephesians 6:11 - Put on the whole Armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Ephesians 6:13 - Wherefore take unto you the whole Armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand.