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Notes from the Journey with David – 67

67. In the course of time, David defeated the Philistines (2 Samuel 8:1).
Recently, I have been struck at the idea of how steadiness without mistakes leads to victory. As we are faithful in doing the normal things well, our lives take on a certain incline. While I’m sure the specifics of the battles represented in this verse’s small account were significant, they show a steadiness in David’s resolve to push back the Philistines. In fact, David’s consistent resolve led to the elimination of this threat from Israel’s southwest border. A few decades before, one would have hardly imagined a day when the Philistine threat would become so innocuous. They say you “eat an elephant one bite at a time.” Most people get tired of the taste of elephant long before they get the job done.

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  1. March 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    “Most people get tired of the taste of elephant long before they get the job done.” That is so true! Thanks for sharing. It is encouraging!

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