One Mighty Man
These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: Josheb-Basshebeth the Tachmonite, chief among the captains.He was called Adino the Eznite, because he had killed eight hundred men at one time. - 2 Samuel 23:8
In conclusion to 2 Samuel, David writes about all his mighty men. It is incredible to read these names––I love David’s mighty men! Although a very long list of names, there are amazing insights we can take from these faithful men, to apply to our lives. The first person mentioned is Joseb-Basshebeth the Tachmonite, chief among David’s captains.
He was only one mighty man who killed 800 of Israel’s enemies at one time. Man––what a warrior! He was a pretty good fighter to accomplish that battle! Samson was also a strong man; his strength came from God’s Spirit that would come upon him (Judges 14:6). At one time he killed 1,000 Philistines with only the jaw bone of a donkey! (Judges15:16).
Samson was made weak when overcome by his own flesh. God had departed from his life, his strength left him and he became weak when his enemies came upon him (Judges 16:19-20). Finally, Samson asked the Lord for His power and that is when his greatest victory came. He killed more Philistines in his death than in his life (Judges 16:28-30).
God is able to give us His power and strength to accomplish great battles for His kingdom. Through Him we can defeat the enemy but without Him we can do absolutely nothing! These two Scriptures confirm those two truths: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13), and yet, Jesus said: …for without Me you can do nothing.
Are you calling on the name of the Lord daily for His Spirit to baptize you with His strength and power?
‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
says the Lordof hosts.
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