Are you willing to take a stand in your spiritual life?
The Philistines had the Israelites in retreat. Yet in the middle of a barley field, the battle suddenly changed. Eleazar, one of David’s mighty men, took a stand for his God and his nation. He turned and faced the enemy, and the Lord brought a mighty victory. Taking a stand isn’t always easy. In today’s world, it can mean saying no to ungodly influences in your children’s lives, speaking the truth in the midst of dissent, or refusing to adopt the lifestyles and habits of those around you. Commitment to Christ’s standards can bring opposition, mockery, and contempt. But when you draw a line in the sand and take a stand for righteousness, you will be blessed.
“After him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who was one of the three mighty men. He was with David at Pasdammim. Now there the Philistines were gathered for battle, and there was a piece of ground full of barley. And the people fled from the Philistines. But they stationed themselves in the middle of that field, defended it, and killed the Philistines. So the Lord brought about a great victory” (1 Chronicles 11:12-14, NKJV).
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.