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November 29, 2014 | Daily Devotionals | November 29

Consider the example of Eleazar, one of David’s “three mighty men,” in this brief record of a tough battle against the Philistines:

Then the men of Israel retreated, but he stood

his ground and struck down the Philistines till

his hand grew tired and froze to the sword.

The Lord brought about a great victory that day.

(2 SAMUEL 23:9-10)

Eleazar refused to be ensnared anymore.  Everyone else was running from the enemy, but he put his foot down and said, “I’ve had it with this running. I’m going to fight until I drop dead or until I drop to the field in victorious exhaustion. This is my moment to live or die.”

Have you had it with the running? How long will you allow the Philistines to chase you? Are you motivated instead to fight?

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