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II Samuel 23:8-39 (NIV)

Here we read of the mighty warriors who supported David over the years.  They protected the King from harm or attack.  They went into battle with David and fought with him and for him.  They risked their lives for David and were loyal to him.  Without their help and protection David would not have become or remained King and Israel would not have had success as a nation.  Everyone needs those who support them.

Who are the people who support you?  Think about them throughout the day.  Perhaps, today, you can give thanks and pray for those who stand by you, encourage you, and love you.  We read that we are to speak, “what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen… Be kind and compassionate to one another…” (Ephesians 4:29,32).

Give thanks today for those who build you up and are kind and compassionate to you.  How good it is to have that kind of support!

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