2 Samuel 23NEVER GIVE UP
David’s mighty men are listed as a record of those who made great achievements and advances in the art of war. Reading through the list of his mighty men, I came to the conclusion that the difference between a mighty man and an ordinary man is that a mighty man refuses to give up even when the going gets tough.
Take Dodo the son of Ahohi for example. “He was with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there for battle and the men of Israel withdrew. He rose and struck down the Philistines until his hand was weary and his hand clung to his sword. And the LORD brought about a great victory that day, and the men returned after him only to strip the slain.” (2 Samuel 23 v 9 – 10 ESV).
Dodo refused to run away when everyone else did. He fought all by himself. He trusted in the LORD. And he was mighty because he used ALL his strength and gave ALL of himself.
That’s how we become mighty men. It might not be through war, but when we persevere in God’s will, even when everyone else falls away, and when we do it with all our strength, God will be with us.
May God give us the strength to keep on keeping on this week.
With love in our Lord,