1 Samuel: This is that age-old story of David and Goliath. Centuries later, the Apostle Paul would describe such a situation as “when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:10) Although King Saul urged David to wear his own armor, one must remember that Saul was a tall man (“a head taller than any of the others.” (1 Sam. 10:23) and David was but a ruddy lad, a boy. Simply put, Saul’s gear was too big for David. You know the story that the giant taunted David even as David’s mere presence was an insult to the magnificent Goliath. Goliath was proud and perhaps thought David no match for him. Dead is where such a thought got Goliath.
Gospel: Mark 1:14-28
New Testament: Acts 11:1-18
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 17:31-49