He said, “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me, but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will come to help you. Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the Lord do what is good in His sight.” – 2 Samuel 10:11-12
Joab and his brother Abishai were two of King David’s military commanders and according to the biblical record, they were preparing to take on two large enemies at the same time. Facing the Syrians and the Ammonites would take great courage, teamwork, and skill, and they needed a simple plan to gain the victory. This plan required that they work together.
These days it seems that the enemies of God’s truth and God’s people are too numerous to count. No single person, church, or organization is capable of handling the effort on his own. God’s plan for victory (His Kingdom come) will take courage, teamwork, and skill. Every single one of us must help the other, skillfully apply God’s Word, and remain encouraged in the hope that God remains sovereign in all things. Above all, we must be unified in in our desire to bring glory to our Savior.
So, let’s watch each other’s backs, love the lost, be light, and leave the rest to Him.
Satan always hates Christian fellowship; it is his policy to keep Christians apart. Anything which can divide saints from one another he delights in. He attaches far more importance to godly intercourse than we do. Since union is strength, he does his best to promote separation. – Charles Spurgeon