I love the story of Eleazar, one of King David’s mighty men. What set him apart was taking a stand. He didn’t conquer the world but he did defend one plot of land—a little piece of farmland full of barley.
He understood that if the nation was to survive, the harvest had to be protected and defended.
Pastor, that is you.
God has not called you to save the world. You are a limited resource and there is only so much you can do. But God has called you to protect and defend the harvest in one place. Take your stand. You’re God’s mighty man there.
It’s been said that there is no “I” in the word team, but the great Hall of Famer basketball player, Michael Jordan once noted that there is an “I” in the word Win.
Whether it is a church or team, there comes a time that someone has to take a stand and say, “I am going to put my life on the line for this place for this time and for these people.
That is what you are doing and I applaud and salute you—you’re going to be remembered as one of King Jesus’ Mighty Men.
- The ONE THING: There comes a time when a pastor has to say, “It stops with me. I will not run or quit. I shall defend and protect the harvest in this place so help me God.” And He will!