2Samuel 23:11 “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.”

2Samuel 23:12 “But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a great victory.”

Shammah and his folks were attacked on a piece of ground that is full of lentiles. I did a small research to find out what exactly is this lentile. It was difficult though but eventually I discovered it was a type of pea or beans.

When I saw this, the first thing that came to my mind was; how on earth will a man stand and fight because of “ordinary” beans? It looked ridiculous at first but then I quickly had a caution in my spirit that it goes deeper than what I was thinking.

We must understand that lentiles is not just about beans, it is about life. Shammah fought because he realized that his sweat had gone into putting this farm together. He realized that time which can be equated to his life, had gone into the plantation.

There are many things that lentiles represent in the life of a man. It could mean your home, your ministry, your marriage, children, health, business, career, finances, spiritual life and so on. These are things that represents lentiles in your life.

Many people have lost these things to the “Philistine enemies” because they’re like those folks that ran away. Some say it is just “beans” I can easily plant another one rather than stay and fight. The question is how are you sure the enemy won’t show up at the harvest of the new farm too?

Friend, it is not just about beans it is about what the beans can become. Let me shock you:

Genesis 25:34 “Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink and rose up and went his way thus Esau despised his birthright.”

Jacob bought the birthright of Esau with lentiles!

To be continued…

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