“These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time. And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away: He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil. 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. And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam: and the troop of the Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim. And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem. And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate! And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD.” (2 Samuel 23:8-16)
Today’s Morsel: In American today it is Veterans Day. This is the day that has been set aside to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces for their country. It is not for those who are still serving, nor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Those men and women are honored with another day. Memorial Day is for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, and Armed Forces Day is dedicated to paying tribute to the men and women currently serving in the U. S. Armed Forces. You may know many veterans who served in the American military. Maybe your loved ones, father, mother, sister, brother, uncle, or aunt. Don’t let the day pass without telling them thanks for their service to our great nation. As President Calvin Coolidge stated, “The nation that forgets its defenders will itself soon be forgotten.” Today let us give honor to whom honor is due.
Sing: Got a letter in the mail, join the army, or go to jail. Got a letter in the mail, join the army, or go to jail; and it won’t be long, till I get back home.
Uncle Sam can’t you see what the army is doing to me? Uncle Sam can’t you see what the army is doing to me? They took away my faded jeans, now I’m wearing army green; They took away my faded jeans, now I’m wearing army green; And it won’t be long, till I get back home.
Thought For Today: Thank a Veteran!