Be A Person of Faith and Action

8 Ishbosheth the son of Hachmon was the leader of the Three Warriors. In one battle, he killed eight hundred men with his spear. ~ 2 Samuel 23:8CEV

Ishbosheth killed eight hundred men in the same battle or in the same fight. Imagine with me this man, Ishbosheth, the son of Hachmon, was in a battle for his life against eight hundred battled-trained warriors. This was a very real event. A very real fight. The rest of the Israelite army had fled, but Ishobeth stayed and fought; he was fighting the whole Philistine army.

I believe the reason he only killed eight hundred men, all at the same time and in the same battle, was that when the other Philistines saw the death toll, they realized the odds were no longer stacked in their favor, and they ran away.

Most people would look at that situation and call it hopeless. They would look at it with their physical eyes. They would say, you better not try that; you’re bound to lose. Or, oh boy, you’re in a hopeless situation. Nothing can help you, and no one can save you now. Well, you fought a good fight, but now it’s all over. Why don’t you just give up now? You can’t win that one. The majority of people in Ishobeth’s situation would be discouraged and believe what the discouraging words others have told them, and in doing so, they would have missed making a great name for themselves. But that was not Ishobeth’s testimony.

He was like, the harder they come, the harder they fall. Why? Because he understood that it wasn’t he alone who was out there wielding that spear. He understood that greater was He that was in him than he that was with the 800. Ishobeth knew the LORD God whom he served. His faith was shaken. He was a man of faith and action. This now begs the question, are you?

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Be A Person of Faith and Action.

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