Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(2 Samuel 10 & 11)
“Don’t Let Your Guard Down”
Text: 2 Samuel 11:1
“It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the people of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.”
The Warning of: “Don’t Let Your Guard Down,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. When the boxer let’s their guard down they get knocked out! The same way a Warrior can let their guard down when they choose comfort - and lust is there to deliver the knock out punch! That’s what happened to David. Instead of leading the Fight against the Ammonites King David sends Joab. “But David remained at Jerusalem.”
You would never consider in combat what you would consider in comfort; because in combat Your Guard against evil is on high alert. In comfort we have a tendency to relax our guard against evil; that’s what David did. David’s place as Warrior King was to lead Israel against her enemy; but he Let His Guard Down, and sent Joab instead. In time of war, Letting Your Guard Down is choosing someone else to take your place in the fight for righteousness so you can enjoy the comfort of Jerusalem.
This error left David open to the punch of lust, his sin with Bathsheba and murder of Uriah.
The Warrior must Always be on a “war footing,” with their Guard up against evil. As Peter warns us:
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.” (1Pet.5:8-9).
Our enemy knows our tendency in victory is Not to be sober and vigilant - but to be drunk in the celebration of victory, and self-congratulation, not even thinking about the enemy.
Listen up Warrior! Don’t Let Your Guard Down as Victory comes. Don’t get sloppy and careless! Your enemy is relentless, he’s not going anywhere. He just steps back and waits for an opening, for you to Let Your Guard Down - and he will deliver that punch of Doubt, Fear, Unbelief that puts you on the deck!
Thomas Jefferson once said: “The cost of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.” Let us take a lesson from King David and Thomas Jefferson, and not let our guard down against our enemy. He is relentless And So Are We! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,