Weary

I found this over at Apprising. It’s just perfect for many of us. Be encouraged!!  Thanks Ken!

WEARY

from Apprising Ministries by Ken Silva pastor-teacher

There was war again between the Philistines and Israel, and David went down together with his servants, and they fought against the Philistines.  And David grew weary.
(2 Samuel 21:15)

The life of David is a remarkable one that is filled with hardship and victory.  From the very beginning of his life, he is brought into the battle.  He faces Goliath early on when no one else will go out and fight.

David lives many years in the fear of death at the hand of king Saul.  He is betrayed, slandered, and ridiculed by the likes of his own Son – Absalom,  his own wife – Michal, the counselor to Israel – Ahithophel, the servant of Saul – Ziba, the family member of Saul – Shemei, his own commander – Joab, a worthless man named Sheba, and numerous others could be listed along the way.

He was tormented by those over him, those under him, and those around him.  He took abuse from his wife, his closest friends, and most assuredly from his enemies.  David did not experience a life of ease, but rather a life that was filled with difficulties.  It is for certain that David was not sinless in his life and it is for sure that many things that happened to him were a result of his own transgressions, but God had called him and set him apart to lead Israel and it is for certain that David had a heart for God (1 Sam. 13:14).

In all of David’s ups and downs we find him toward the end of life in war again.  When most men would have given up and quit, David picks up his sword one more time to face the next giant that comes his way.  David has the heart of a warrior.  Although his body is weak and feeble he rises to the occasion for the glory of his God and the good of the people that he leads.  David grew weary or faint as the text says, but David did not run and hide.  David did not give up.

David did not throw in the towel.  David did not succumb to the pressures of men and women around him.  David did not fold to the opinion of the day.  David fought!  David stood his ground and the Lord sent Abishai to help him in his time of need.  The Lord will always come to the aid of those who will stand by faith.  The Lord strengthens those who endure for him.

Dearly beloved, do not grow weary with well doing.  Press on for the glory of God from one battle to the next.  Thousands of once committed men quit to the shame of their God and the embarrassment of the church, but those who endure to the end will be saved.  Quit yourself like a man and endure to the end for the glory of God.

J. Randall Easter, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Briar, Azle, TX.
II Timothy 2:19
“He who sells cheapest shall have most customers; the devil knows that it is a cheap and easy doctrine which pleases the flesh, and he doubts not but he shall have customers enough.” (Thomas Watson)

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4 thoughts on “Weary

  1. Thank you mkayla for posting this.

    Being a warrior on the front lines taking the stand for truth that you do can be a lonely place and I know how weary you can feel. If we know we are called to take this stand the grace of God enables us when we have no strength of our own. From Roger Oakland’s article ‘The Jeremiah Calling’ – “A warrior is one who is willing to lay down his or her life for the truth. This is what Jesus did. Few are willing to lay down their lives today and risk their lives to take a stand, whatever the cost.”

    Is it easy? Sometimes it is the hardest thing to do … we lose friends and family, we lose fellowship, we get kicked out of churches, we are misunderstood yet we stand. We must because it is not about us but it is for His glory.

  2. Hi Mkayla. I know what you have written is meant to be an encouragement to those standing against doctrines such as word of faith. As an ex WOFer myself, I appreciate all those who speak truth because I have seen first hand the damage these doctrines can cause.

    My weariness at the moment though is caused by personal circumstances, but your post has been really encouraging. Thank you.

    • Veronica, there are many readers who are also going through personal tragedies. I was looking at this verse the other day with some friends. -

      2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NASB) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; 4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

      So while we may not all experience the same pain, or sufferings or tragedies, the fact is that we all suffer and will be able to comfort anyone in all situations as we have been comforted by God. It is a beautiful reality!

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