I just watched a discussion “The unheard story of David and Goliath” by Malcom Gladwell.I am still digesting it, but I would like to share some of my first thoughts. According to the Bible, David should not be thought of an actual underdog. He had equipped himself with a weapon that emphasized David’s abilities, and minimized any apparent advantages of Goliath. Not only is the sling a weapon that can be used when the foe is beyond arm’s reach, but it was one that David had spent some time developing as a method of protecting the flock. We should go into ‘battle’ on God’s terms, not on the world’s, or on Satan’s. We should equip ourselves with the appropriate weapons (scripture, prayer, and the fellowship and prayers of other believers). It is also much better to become proficient at handling these prior to battle rather than try to master them on the battlefield. We should not wait until we stand before the giant and need to stoop and pick up a stone. The talk ended with the following observation: I think, in that, a very important lesson for all of us. Giants are not as strong and powerful as they seem. And sometimes the shepherd boy has a sling in his pocket. >>Malcom Gladwell --JH PS, Since this post is probably the closest I will get to commenting on physical weapons, I would like to clear up a possible misunderstanding. My ID on this site is Target_Hunter. I am not looking for people to argue with. I may have controversial views, but I am more interested in sharing diverse views in brotherhood than trying to argue... Few years back, I needed to get some exercise and contrary to my general outlook, I purchased a firearm to get me out and moving . I shoot targets set up against a hill. I used that ID on a gun ownership site to help me solicit advice selecting the firearm. My ID is a statement to that community that I neither hunt, nor carry a gun. I was having problems signing up on this site (my headspace rather than the interface). I do not know how, but the ID that my tablet app (tapatalk) has for my firearm site became my ID here. So be it. I am still ambivalent about deadly weapons.