1 Chronicles 20:6-7 And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot: and he also was the son of the giant. But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother slew him.
Have you ever fought a battle and wondered what good would come from it? Have you ever seen a battle take place AGAIN over the same issues you fought in the past? Consider our verse today.
Notice carefully the wording of the text. “War Again ...Son of the Giant...He defied Israel.” Be careful not to cringe when battles occur in the same areas you saw God give victory for you in the past. Take courage: the battle you fought just a few years ago, a younger generation was watching and learning.
This time when a giant defied Israel, the son of David’s brother stands up and kills him. Remember well that Shimea’s dad was David’s older brother who challenged David’s desire to come to the battle. Now the nephew draws courage from his Uncle David’s battle and slays the giant’s son.
You may have fought a battle in the past and you now see it being waged AGAIN. Take courage and cringe not; a younger generation was watching and will be able with that knowledge to stand and defeat AGAIN the “giant’s son” of compromise, deception and self-kingdom building.