Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from 2 Samuel 21:15-22. The Philistines went to war again against Israel. David and his men went to war with them. By this time King David was getting older and he became weak.
Ishbibenob, who was one of the sons of the giant, tried to slay David. He had a new sword whose spear was made of brass, weighing three hundred shekels or 7 1/2 pounds.
Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, came to David’s rescue, and killed the Philistine. Then the men of David told him that he shouldn’t go out to battle with them anymore. They were concerned that he would be killed in battle.
There was another battle with the Philistines at Gob: where Sibbechai, the Hushathite, killed Saph, who was another one of the sons of the giant.
During the next battle in Gob with the Philistines, Elhanan, the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, killed the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of his spear was like a weaver’s beam.
Then, there was still another battle in Gath. There was a huge man, who had six fingers on each hand, and six toes on each foot, twenty four digits in total; who was also born to the giant.
When he defied Israel, Jonathan, the son of Shimea, David’s brother, slew him.
These four were sons of the giant who lived in Gath. They all died by the hand of David, and his servants.
We all have giants in our lives that we have to slay. They may not be physical giants, as are mentioned in this Scripture, but instead may be spiritual giants. We need to declare war on the enemy in this battle of life. What are some of the giants in your life that you need to slay?
Daily Bible Reading:
2 Samuel 21:15-22
15 Moreover the Philistines had yet war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines: and David waxed faint.
16 And Ishbibenob, which was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being girded with a new sword, thought to have slain David.
17 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David sware unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the light of Israel.
18 And it came to pass after this, that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob: then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Saph, which was of the sons of the giant.
19 And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.
20 And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant.
21 And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea the brother of David slew him.
22 These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
Things to think about:
- With whom was Israel at war?
- What happened to King David?
- Who came to his rescue?
- Who were the ones that were mentioned in this Scripture who were killed?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for this Scripture in 2 Samuel. As we read the Scripture we learn that David and his men came up against giants on the battlefield. Help us as we confront the giants in our life. Give us the strength we need to slay these giants. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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