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What's in Your Bag

Today’s Verse:

“And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.” ~1 Samuel 17:40

In this day of terrorism and safety concerns, most places frequented by large blocks of the public such as airports, court houses, museums, and even churches have individuals assigned to inspect people who enter with shopping bags or back packs. Their question is always the same: “Can I see what’s in your bag?” David carried a shepherd’s bag or scrip. On one particular morning, he never would have imagined that what he had in that bag could be so valuable and instrumental in helping his country attain a decisive victory.

We see the TRADEMARK of the bag.

The scrip or shepherd’s bag was a small satchel with a long, winding strap. It could be worn from the shoulder, and stretched across the body so that the satchel could be at the hip level. It was a bag in which the shepherd would carry small amounts of food, or small objects. It was the equivalent