“And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines. But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory.” (2 Samuel 23:11-12)
Today’s Morsel: I really like reading about David's mighty men. As a matter of fact, I like reading and watching battle all together. Scripture says that when everyone else ran from the Philistines, Shammah was willing to defend his pea patch even if it cost him his life. I find four very important points from Shammah here. (1) Don’t run when the odds are against you; (2) If it’s worth planting, it’s worthy fighting for; (3) Always stand on God’s word knowing that you cannot be defeated; (4) You have to leave some kind of legacy of what God did through you in your life.
Sing: Great and mighty is the Lord our God, great and mighty is He. Great and mighty is the Lord our God, great and mighty is He. Lift up your banner let the anthem ring, praises to our King. Great and mighty is the Lord our God, great and mighty is He.
Thought For Today: If it’s worthy planting, it’s worthy defending (Parker)