“The Exhausted Remained”

May 15, 2018

“The Exhausted Remained”

Blessings folk!

David had inquired of the Lord.
Should he pursue those who had taken their families?

One would think that the answer would be “of course”, but David did not make that assumption.

He sought the Lord.

Oh that we would do likewise.

God’s answer was not only in the affirmative, “yes, pursue!”, but He also told David that they would overtake and rescue.

We continue…

1Sa 30:7-10

Then David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelech,
“Please bring me the ephod.” So Abiathar brought the ephod to David.

David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I pursue this band? Shall I overtake them?”
And He said to him, “Pursue, for you will surely overtake them, and you will surely rescue all.”

So David went, he and the six hundred men who were with him,
and came to the brook Besor, where those left behind remained.

But David pursued, he and four hundred men,
for two hundred who were too exhausted to cross the brook Besor remained behind.

David and his six hundred men pursued.

They arrived at the brook Besor, hummm…”Besor” means “cheerful”, guess one was cheerful upon encountering water.

At Besor they left behind two hundred men.


Because they were too exhausted.

David and four hundred men pursued.

This will reveal an important lesson shortly.

For now, there is nothing wrong with being exhausted.
There is nothing wrong with coming to the end of physical endurance.
There is a time of rest.
There is a time of recuperation.
There is a time of evaluation.
There is a time of awaiting.