Saul told David in verse 37, “Go, and the Lord be with you.” Then, trying to be helpful, Saul placed his own special battle gear on David. However, David objected to the use of Saul’s armor in verse 39 because he was, “not used to them.” In David’s mind, Saul’s armor was not the key to victory. After all that was man made stuff. David was pumped about facing his “giant problem” and did not want to be burdened down with the weight of human “things.”
David rejected inadequate solutions!
Paul tells us in Hebrews 12:1 to, “…throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles and run...”
Folks, you cannot defeat your “giant and overgrown problems” weighted down by earthly things.
Throw off your old way of thinking. Throw off your old way of speaking, Throw off your old way of acting. Throw off your bad habits, bad relationships, past failures, grumpy attitudes and self-righteous life style. THAT WAS THE ONLY ADEQUATE SOLUTION FOR DAVID AND THAT IS THE ONLY ADEQUATE SOLUTION FOR US TODAY.
We do not need more armor -- we need more God.