1 Samuel 25:13 And David said unto his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.
1 Samuel 30:24 For who will hearken unto you in this matter? but as his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike.
We are surrounded by stuff these days. It seems like some people spend their whole life trying to acquire stuff. We protect our stuff. There are bars on windows, guard dogs, burglar alarms and all sorts of methods people use to protect their stuff.
Stuff was important to David and his army too. They had to carry their food, supplies, and all the things they needed to live on, probably including livestock for meat. It would have been impossible to carry these things into battle and fight while you watched them so they had to leave them behind.
You couldn't leave your stuff behind unless you had people to protect it and guard it. David felt that those who protected their supplies were as important as those who went into battle. I kind of like that concept.
The next few devotionals will deal with sitting by the stuff and your importance in doing that.
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