Notes from the Journey with David – 38

38. The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same (1 Samuel 30:24).
During the pursuit, 200 of David’s men became too exhausted to go forward. When those who completed the victory returned, some wanted to keep these from receiving any of the bounty. But David has learned a lesson. It was abandoning home that had made this battle necessary. Had he left some with the “stuff” his wives and children could have been spared the current trauma. David validates those who stayed behind as of equal importance to those who went forward. Those who guard what we have make a major contribution to our efforts. Had David agreed with his frustrated warriors, who would have been willing to stay behind and guard the camp in the future?

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