|2 Samuel 21:15-17 |
15 The Philistines started a war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines; but David lost his strength [in the battle].
16 And Ishbibenob, who was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear [tip]weighed three hundred shekels [7.5 lbs.]of brass in weight, was girded with a new sword, and he was trying to kill David.
17 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah came to the of aid David, striking the Philistine down and killing him. Then the men of David swore to him, saying, "You shall go no longer out with us to battle, so that you do not quench the light of Israel."1
1 David was the light of Israel. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Mat 5:14-16. When you are translated into the kingdom of God, when you share in the inheritance of the saints in the light to become a child of the light, then God will have made you to be a guiding light to the world, and through you, he will show the world the wisdom, love, and power of God.