2 Samuel 23:8-12,
8 These are the names of David’s mighty warriors: Josheb-Basshebeth, a
Tahkemonite, was chief of the Three; he raised his spear against eight hundred
men, whom he killed in one encounter. 9 Next to him was Eleazar son of Dodai the
Ahohite. As one of the three mighty warriors, he was with David when they
taunted the Philistines gathered at Pas Dammim for battle. Then the Israelites
retreated, 10 but Eleazar stood his ground and struck down the Philistines till his
hand grew tired and froze to the sword. The Lord brought about a great victory
that day. The troops returned to Eleazar, but only to strip the dead. 11 Next to him
was Shammah son of Agee the Hararite. When the Philistines banded together at
a place where there was a field full of lentils, Israel’s troops fled from
them. 12 But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it and
struck the Philistines down, and the Lord brought about a great victory.

1. GET THE MOST OUT OF THE LITTLE WE HAVE

2 Corinthians 10:3-6 NKJV,
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the
weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down
strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself
against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the
obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your
obedience is fulfilled.

Matthew 19:26,
26 Jesus looked at them and said,“With man this is impossible, but with God all
things are possible.”

Mark 9:23,
23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus.“Everything is possible for one who believes.”

Luke 18:27,
27 Jesus replied,“What is impossible with man is possible with God.”

Romans 4:21,
20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was
strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God
had power to do what he had promised.

2 Corinthians 12:10,
10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in
persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Samuel 23:9-10,
9 Next to him was Eleazar son of Dodai the Ahohite. As one of the three mighty
warriors, he was with David when they taunted the Philistines gathered at Pas
Dammim for battle. Then the Israelites retreated, 10 but Eleazar stood his ground
and struck down the Philistines till his hand grew tired and froze to the sword.
The Lord brought about a great victory that day. The troops returned to Eleazar,
but only to strip the dead.

2. STAND FIRM WHILE OTHER’S RETREAT

2 Samuel 23:11-12,
11 Next to him was Shammah son of Agee the Hararite. When the Philistines
banded together at a place where there was a field full of lentils, Israel’s troops
fled from them. 12 But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He
defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the Lord brought about a great
victory.

3. DEFEND THE SEEMINGLY INSIGNIFCANT

2 Samuel 23:13-17,
13 During harvest time, three of the thirty chief warriors came down to David at
the cave of Adullam, while a band of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of
Rephaim. 14 At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison
was at Bethlehem. 15 David longed for water and said, “Oh, that someone would get
me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!” 16 So the three
mighty warriors broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the well near
the gate of Bethlehem and carried it back to David. But he refused to drink it;

instead, he poured it out before the Lord. 17 “Far be it from me, Lord, to do this!”
he said. “Is it not the blood of men who went at the risk of their lives?” And David
would not drink it. Such were the exploits of the three mighty warriors.

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