Day 5: Defending What Matters
And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines. But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory.2 Samuel 23:11-12 (KJV)
Reflection: Shammah teaches us that no task is too small when it comes to defending what’s important. His commitment to safeguarding a seemingly insignificant lentil field led to a great victory. It’s a vivid lesson that every small act we do for God or for those around us can make a big difference.
Illustration: Imagine you’re volunteering at a food drive. You’re responsible for sorting cans, a seemingly small task. But because of your careful sorting, families get balanced meals, and nothing goes to waste. Your “small” act made a meaningful impact.
Prayer: God, help me recognize the significance of my actions, no matter how small they may seem. Let me be diligent and faithful in all that I do. Amen.