Unworthy! Yet Lord, You are giving me the chance to be the best I can be in You. May I extend Your grace to others too. Amen.
Then others began coming—men who were in trouble or in debt or who were just discontented—until David was the captain of about 400 men. (1 Samuel 22:2)
Relate: If you were to start building an army, what type of men would you want at its core? How about a bunch of troublemakers, debtors, and malcontents? What kind of army do you think you would have if this was your backbone of veterans? These were the type of guys David gathered around him. They weren’t the cream of the crop. The weren’t the best or the greatest. They weren’t mighty men. At least, they weren’t there yet. Those four hundred became 600 by the next chapter. Read down a bit further and he’s got 800. He had a growing army that, at its core, was a ragtag group of bandits. These men became the most loyal…
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