We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:5
This morning, I found myself thinking about Goliath, the mightiest of warriors of the Philistine army. This guy was a giant! Shaquille O’Neal, as gigantic as he is, is only 7 feet tall, and the bible has Goliath measured up to be between nine and a half feet and 11 feet tall! Guys, that is taller than most of our ceilings!
And he wasn’t just humongous…he was decked out in all the best bronze armor that money could buy. He also had a bronze helmet. So, by all “warrior” standards, this guy was totally unbeatable!
David managed to find one teensy, tiny opening in the helmet which exposed Goliath’s head…and made a direct hit.
Now, your head is a valuable part of your body. Any schmuck would agree with that. But it’s what HAPPENS in your head that is what makes it so valuable! This is where we think, process things, and strategize ( usually subconciously) what our next action will be. There are good thoughts, which produce positive actions, and then there are the bad ones, which produce very negative outcomes.
Let me explain what I’m trying to say. I have fearful thoughts, which usually produce nothing positive. Because they cause paralysis or panic. This is my weak spot. Goliath’s temple between his eyes was his, and this is mine. Anytime Satan wants to ruin my day, he just aims, and shoots! And I’m done. So, I’ve identified the weak spot in my thinking, and now I can work on protecting it…by covering it with scriptures that retaliate:
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. Psalm 91
18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18
2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2
27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 4:27
6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”Hebrews 13:6
This is my own personal arsenal that I will now keep with me everywhere I go…so that when those thoughts come to attack, I will be a little more ready to fight back.
So, last words?
Go get yourself an arsenal and fight back!!!