By Abigayle Mutual –
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, ESV)
And Ishbi-benob, one of the descendants of the giants, whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of bronze, and who was armed with a new sword, thought to kill David. (2 Samuel 21:16, ESV)
David goes down in history as the Man who slayed Goliath the Giant. However as the war continued between Israel and the giant nation, at some point the warfare wore him out! It is normal to get tired. The flesh gets worn out by the warfare.
That’s why it is important to mentor and train another person and equip them to do what you do and do it better so that should a season come when you get worn out, your trainee will take your place. Don’t be a legacy of one man giant slayer, Raise a generation of giant slayers. Don’t fear that they will take the glory away from you because if you do, when you’re tired or weakened by the war, THAT VERY GIANT WILL KILL YOU.
But Abishai the son of Zeruiah came to his aid and attacked the Philistine and killed him. Then David’s men swore to him, “You shall no longer go out with us to battle, lest you quench the lamp of Israel.” (2 Samuel 21:17, ESV)
The men around David wanted to protect David’s image as a Giant slayer so when Abishai slayed a giant instead of them celebrating that David’s life was spared in a war that would have killed him, they barred him from being in the team.
That reminds me what is happening with many churches. The son is not allowed to excel beyond the father. Anyone who tries to excel the father gets fought because he is seen as outshining the fathers of the church. But we forget that if Abishai was not slayer the giant, David would be dead.
You cannot limit God nor His move, and to prove that, God raised other giants to vex Israel and also raised other people to slay the giants not David.
Raise giant to replace you when you are down or needprotection…giant don’t rain for ever.