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Scripture 2 Samuel 23:32
David’s Mighty Men
Lets look at these men
Joe seth Bass a beth a Tah -Ke-monite he fought against 800 men with his spear. That is just amazing. But lets think about this for a second, who will go against 800 men. He had to have confidence in himself in order to perform such a task.
Eliazar son of Do-Di Da-min his hand became tired and it froze to the sword.
Sha-ma son of A-gi dstood his ground.
What was so great about these men? Was it that they had great skills? They made a decision to fight and not give up.
The Risk of Three Warriors (16a, b)
Many are the stories of heroism in annals of the nations. In Mexico, the lieutenant of the invading Cortez named Pedro de Alvarado fought off Aztecs at the rear of his army until only he was left behind. Then, wounded and in full armor, he sprinted and leaped across an 18-foot chasm of water along a dike, landed safely, and escaped with his soldiers. A monument was erected there called “Alvarado’s Leap.” America’s Tennessee soldier, Sergeant Alvin York, a Christian, crawled through grass advancing on a German machine gun nest in the Argonne Forest in 1917. Others lay shot to death around him. Several of the enemy raced down the slope to get York because his Enfield bullets were picking off machine gunners. He whipped out a pistol and shot the attackers in rapid-fire succession, captured the major, and forced him to order surrender of his men. York took 132 to General Lindsay, his brigadier commander, who said the mountaineer had captured the whole German army. “No sir,” the modest Tennessean replied, “only have one hundred and thirty-two.”
In 2 Samuel 23, three similar heros respond to David.
Their past heroism (8–12). Adino defeated 800 in one battle, Eleazar cut down Philistines until his weary hand clung fast to the sword, winning a great victory. Finally, Shammah defended a field in a mighty victory against Philistines.
Their present heroism (16). The three broke through Philistine defenders (cf. 22:30), bore water from the well back through the ranks of the enemy, and brought the water to David.
His Refusal of the Water (16, 17)
Twice we read that David would not drink.
His tribute in pouring. He poured the drink out to the Lord in honor of the trio’s bravery and devotion. He sees the water as representing the blood of the men. For every step in their fight through the opposing ranks placed their lives at jeopardy. Desire for a drink has fled, replaced by awe at the incredible devotion.
His testimony in prayer. He prayed, apparently out loud, to the Lord. Part of his prayer is affirmation. He cannot bring himself to gratify his thirst selfishly by what could have cost men their life blood. Then comes a question. Shall he indulge his desires for pleasure so lightly as to partake of what represents the most precious thing the men have? As the three had grown in stature before their king that day, he must have become greater in their eyes than when they raced to fulfill his longing.
Values in prayer spring before us. One is the sacrificial aspect that the praying person can express in so many ways. As David was sacrificial to men who risked their lives for him, believers can be sacrificial to God who sacrificed His Son for them, and also to other believers who put their lives on the line for Christ’s sake (cf. Phil. 2:30). One of the greatest sacrifices a believer can make is a consistent devotion before God in praying. When that develops into a lifetime of commitment, it is all the greater.
A second principle is to keep one’s eyes alert, watchful for acts and trends that can become the substance of prayer that pleases God and does men good. Third, it shows character in prayer and in all of life to honor others who do exploits that inspire admiration.
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Matthew 9:4-9 New International Version (NIV)
4 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? 5 Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? 6 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.” 7 Then the man got up and went home. 8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man.
The Calling of Matthew
9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.
John 10:1-11 New International Version (NIV)
The Good Shepherd and His Sheep
10 “Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” 6 Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.
7 Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.[a] They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Matthew 4:1-10 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness
4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]”
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]”
7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]”
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]”
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