But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field, defended it, and struck down the Philistines. So the LORD brought about a great victory. 2 Sam 23:12
Our anchor text today tells us that Shammah “stood”. He resolved in his heart that he would fight for that pea patch. He made up his mind that he would not run away from the battle. Maybe he had run before, but not this time! Today, he would stand and he would fight, even if it cost him his life! You see, Shammah knew that there are some things worth fighting for! So it is with us, we could just run away and hide while the enemy tramples everything we love under his feet. Or, we could decide today that we will take a stand! We could make up our minds that we are tired of seeing the devil hinder the plan and the work of God in our lives. Yes there are things worth fighting for.
The Bible tells us that Shammah slew the enemies of the people of God! Because he fought, he enjoyed a great victory! If he had run away like all the others, he would have been a coward and he would have been defeated. The enemy would have prevailed! Friends, we must take a stand for the things of the Lord! We must take our stand for that which is right and for that which is important. If we don’t, then who will? If we do not take our stand and fight for what we believe in, what we love and what has been given to us freely by God then who will?
Because God had one man who was willing to stand, the fields were protected and the people were saved from starvation and from slavery! Think about this with me for a moment. If we do not stand, Satan will certainly take everything from us, as much as he can get his hands on. If we do not fight, then we will certainly lose those things that give us power and make us great for the glory of God. If we do not fight today, people will starve tomorrow. If the field is not protected now, those who follow will have no harvest to enjoy. Child of God it’s time to take a stand and fight for it!
I Declare: The eternal God is my my refuge, his eternal arms are underneath me. He is driving out my enemies before me, saying, ‘Destroy them! I stand my ground today because my victory is already secured.
Ignite Thought: Anything that is worth having, is worth fighting for!