“Then Saul gave David his own armor--a bronze helmet and a coat of mail.
David put it on, strapped the sword over it, and took a step or two to see what it was like, for he had never worn such things before. "I can't go in these," he protested to Saul. "I'm not used to them." So David took them off again.”
1 Samuel 17:38-39
Before the battle of David and Goliath, David’s armor didn’t even fit...His only protection wasn’t comfortable enough to use. But maybe God allowed the armor not to fit because if the armor would have fit, the armor would have have gotten the glory.
“He picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them into his shepherd's bag. Then, armed only with his shepherd's staff and sling, he started across the valley to fight the Philistine...
David replied to the Philistine, "You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of Heaven's Armies--the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”
1 Samuel 17:40,45
If David’s armor would have fit, then it would have gotten the glory for His victory. Maybe God allows what we think we need for success, to be inadequate so that the glory goes where the glory is truly due.
Our inadequacy lets us witness the power of our God and recognize our dependency on Him.
What’s the misfitted armor in your life? Where is the glory truly due?
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