BLESSED IN THE PEA PATCH
2 Samuel 23:11-12
Next to him was Shammah son of Agge the
Hararite. When the
Philistines banded together at a place where
there was a field of lentils,
Israel’s troops fled from them. But, Shammah
took his stand in the middle
of the field. He defended it and struck the
and the Lord brought abut a great victory.
In our story today, we see in Verse 23 of Chapter
23, that David had thirty Mighty Men. He also had an elite group of
three who were his fighters and bodyguards.
They were Adino, Eleazar, and Shammah. The one I
want to talk to you about today is Shammah. In order to go where he
was and talk about him, we will have to go to the “Pea Patch”..
“Blessed in the Pea Patch”…..that’s the story…
Shammah was fighting for the Lord’s side and
stood is ground when his own troops fled. His attitude was, “I’m
not giving up this ground.”
Our enemy is not as visible as the Philistine
Army was, but it is just as real and even more powerful.
When we get on God’s side, we declare war on
they will attack and we had better be ready!
Three Things About Fighting:
With God, we have the
You take a stand
You hold your ground
God gives the victory
- Sometimes when
we fight for God, we fight alone (or so it seems)
Maybe the Israeli Army was out-numbered, so the
others fled. But Shammah stood his ground alone, no matter what the
Shammah was alone, but not really, for God was on
- There is no
victory without conflict.
These conflicts make us strong according to
James 1:2-4…Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you fact
trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of our faith
develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that
you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
When Shammah stood in the Pea Patch, vines up to
his knees, he was ready.
***The trials we face today will help us win the
Shammah stood up for God and he was blessed in
the Pea Patch….
Won’t you make
the “Pea Patch” your life today?