Leland Maples runs the LOOP’s Ministries (Loved Ones Of Prisoners) and leads a Thursday night bible study held in the Rec Room at Life Change Baptist Church in Odessa Texas. The Rec Room message on Thursday, March 29, 2012 was entitled “Find Out What Works and Keep It” and was given by Leland. Special music was by Charles Reynolds.
This message covered the story of David and Saul regarding Saul’s armor – “I have not proved them”
“Change is not necessarily good” – Acts 17:18-21; Jeremiah 6:16; Proverbs 24:21
Some new bibles “changed” who killed Goliath – 2 Samuel 21:19 (NIV; RSV; NASB; ASB, ESV)
David would not fight with Saul’s armor because he had not proved it. David knew what had worked with him, so why change it?
Scipture referenced in this lesson:
Acts 17:18-21 KJV
18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection. 19 And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? 20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)
Jeremiah 6:16 KJV
16 Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
Proverbs 24:21 KJV
21 My son, fear thou the Lord and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
Ephesians 4:14 KJV
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;