Wednesday, 19th October 2022: Be Perceptive and discerning!

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 17:38-39
And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put a helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail. And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go, for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul; I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.

Reflections: David was ready to fight Goliath. King Saul, therefore, had him dressed in a metal coat with a sword strapped over it. He also wore a bronze helmet. Before marching up to the battlefield, he decided to take a step or two to see what it was like to be in such an armoured uniform. This decision proved to be worthwhile. He realised that the uniform hindered his movement and would hamper his progress during battle. Therefore, he removed them and chose to face Goliath with his favourite sling and stone. With these, he killed Goliath. His decision to test the use of the armoured uniform and consequently abandon in favor of a sling and stone shows him as someone perceptive and discerning. To be perceptive is to be ‘good at noticing or realising things, especially those that are not obvious. Discerning is ‘to judge which things of a particular kind are good and which are bad. Like David, learn to be perceptive and discerning in life. It will lead you to make well-informed choices.

Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me to become perceptive and discerning in life.

Confession: I am perceptive and discerning about life.