2 Samuel 21

As we get older, we might still feel like we are in our teens, twenties or thirties, but in actual fact, we are getting older. At certain times of our life we discover that there are things we find more difficult or that are not as easy as they were before. It seems David was hitting that sort of age. “There was war again` between the Philistines and Israel, and David went down together with his servants, and they fought against the Philistines. And David grew weary. And Ishbi-benob … thought to kill David. But Abishai the son of Zeruiah came to his aid and attacked the Philistine and killed him. Then David’s me said to him. ‘You shall no longer go out with us to battle, lest you quench the lamp of Israel.'” (2 Samuel 21 v 15 – 17 ESV).

Our lives have different seasons. In our youth we can be more physical. As we grow older, hopefully we grow more wise. Even David seemed to realise this and retired from active service.

When life changes for us, let’s not resist it but embrace the change and begin to grow again in the new direction that God has for us.