David was the anointed of God, and the throne of Israel was his; but it was during the time of his rejection that the sterling qualities of his mighty men were tested and proven in hardship and warfare. We know that His final exaltation is assured, and that, like David, He will reign supreme; then those who suffer with Him now will reign with Him. Before David was enthroned, Saul was ruler. The world owes infinitely more to our Lord Jesus Christ than to the men of its choice, even though He is still rejected by it.
The mighty men of David shared in his glory even as they had shared in his rejection.
David's Mighty Men
They had suffered with him, and now they reigned with him. That is the divine order. They knew the one to whom they belonged. They had confidence in the one they served and suffered with. That is the secret. Now Hebron means alliance, or friendship. There Christ is yet to be worshipped by all the nations and all the families of the earth Zech. Mount Zion, the city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem; myriads of angels, the universal gathering; the assembly of firstborn ones, enregistered in heaven; with our Lord Jesus Christ the Sun and Centre of all—rising as this does from the earthly to the heavenly—like the ladder Jacob saw, set up on earth and reaching to heaven, ascending far above the earthly glory of David to that of our Lord Jesus Christ,—in Whom shall be headed up all things in heaven and earth.
David reached the throne to which God had appointed him at last. Through suffering, misrepresentation, rejection and conflict he was sustained by the Lord, who brought him through all his afflictions triumphantly and made him ruler over His people. Then we have mention of a second three mighty men; and others too are spoken of in the same chapter.
Devotedness to Christ known and loved in closer and abiding relationships will keep us in the path which leads to glory during the present period. We must learn of our Lord and Leader. Joab, the chief and captain of all, had a path of extraordinary success.
Among the mighty men of David he stood head and shoulders above every one for military prowess and zeal. The Jebusites held the key position in the land. The fortress of Zion was in their hands. Joab took it from them; and, according to the word of David, this secured for him the chief place among the mighties. Government they may attempt like Diotrephes and others, but joy and praise wither away under their oppressive influence.
Even with Joab himself there was a serious lack. The greater conquests he did not understand.
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Up to that time he had been a tireless soldier for David—a mighty man indeed, but he was graceless. Their father he did not mention. He was truly too hard , and often thought that his chief a greater soldier by far than he was too soft ; therefore he ran counter to the wishes of David several times; and thus too he unhappily finished his course.
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Ah, the mind might reflect, how different it would have been had Joab learned of David as diligently as he served him! God grant that we may learn of the One who is greater than David, of the One who is meek and in heart lowly, of the One we desire to serve more devotedly, till the day breaks in splendour when He shall reign over all.
Jashobeam, an Hachmonite, is one of the three mightiest mentioned in 1 Chronicles Eleazar is the next named after Jashobeam. It speaks of Calvary, where Christ overthrew the giant enemy that would have enthralled us in misery for ever, and saved us with an everlasting salvation. They were with David in the cave of Adullam, while the host of the Philistines held the valley, and had a garrison at Bethlehem. They brake through the host of their enemies!
They drew the water from the well and safely brought it to David! His pious act revealed two things: he esteemed its value as too high for him and becoming the Lord alone; also that the fear of the Lord was always before him. His enemies will be made his footstool! View all Sermons.
2 Sam. “David’s Last Song / David’s Mighty Men”
Read Vs. Adino — A man who was outnumbered in battle to one. Eleazar — A man with a sword Shammah — He stood when others fled Abishai — The man who came to the aid of his king. Beniah — A soldier like no other. Each of the Mighty Men and their exploits have a spiritual lesson to teach us. In those day Honor came in doing exploits for the King.
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Today Honor comes in serving our Lord — Jesus. What kind of a man was he? He was a man of courage. His courage and his strength came from God. Download Sermon with PRO. Browse All Media Related Media. Talk about it Nobody has commented yet.
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Your Viewing History Browse All. These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time. And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away:.
He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil. And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite.