Text: 2 Samuel 21:15-22
David has just buried the bones of the house of Saul and entreated God for the land (21:12-14). He has buried the old king that needed to be buried and was moving forward.
Time has taken its toll on David (vs 15)
- …and David waxed faint…
- David goes to war and begins to feel the effects of his age and time. He’s not what he used to be. The same man who fought the giant at 17 was unable to defeat the giant’s son.
- No amount of faith is going to contradict the curse these vile bodies are under.
The world’s next generation (vs 16)
- I noticed that the world is still using the same old combat strategy against God’s people; send out the giants. They’re younger, more energetic and have some new artillery, but the strategy is still the same: bigger, better, stronger, faster.
- He’s got the newest technology in warfare.
The next generation understands a higher calling (vs 17)
- These younger men learned how to fight for the higher calling.
- Quench not the light of Israel…
Faith that bore fruit (vss 18-22)
- These boys knew David’s story of fighting THE giant, so David’s faith is passed on.
- 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: 7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. 8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing. 9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; 10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.