So now, we ought to ask ourselves, “In comparison to all that Goliath was arrayed with for this battle and the weight of it, how much does the armor of God weigh? David chose to wear this instead of all that Saul gave him, because it had already been proven in battle and it was light! All too often Christians will enter into a major battle in life with excess weight, because instead of trusting in the Whole Armor of God they believe that they need more in order to stay protected. This is absolutely a sure way to defeat! We need to lay aside these excessive rules and traditions of man, and simply vow to do what is right as unto God.
There is no heavy burden in doing what is right, to walk in God’s righteousness, and to be fully protected having put on this whole armor of God. In doing so we shall overcome evil with what is good and right, as we read, “Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
Okay, so let’s simplify this message. Everyone wants to succeed in what they do. Given this, what do we learn here? We learn that if we want to be successful in life we must avoid getting stoned, I know this sounds a little ridiculous, but is there truth in it? Of course there is, it is exactly what we learn! Simply put we must keep a sober head, a clear mind, and a conscious heart about us. Guarding our heart and our mind is most important. Don’t get stoned sounds easy right? It would be easy maybe if we were only talking about not being under the influence of say alcohol and drugs, but what about greed, sex, power, and the like? We must not let anything control us, save our God who is in control and works all things to our good!
A stoning can be anything that causes us to slip away from God and away from the sanity that is found in Christ Jesus, this could be depression, anger, retaliation, revenge, sexual immorality, all of these sins of the flesh that we read,
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like.” Galatians 5:19-21