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 Philistines down,

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 God’s enemies…

they will attack and we had better be ready!

 

 

Three Things About Fighting:

 

  1. With God, we have the victory.

    1. You take a stand

    2. You hold your ground

    3. God gives the victory

     

  1. 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 rest did.

Shammah was alone, but not really, for God was on his side.

  1. 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 victories tomorrow.

Shammah stood up for God and he was blessed in the Pea Patch….

Won’t you make the “Pea Patch” your life today?

 


 

 

 

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