TARRYING AT BESOR
As his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike.
I Samuel 30:24
Two hundred of David’s men could not go on with him in the pursuit of the Amalekites. They were faint and stayed at the brook Besor. When the four hundred who went on returned with the spoils of victory, some did not want to share with those who had lingered behind. But, iin the words of our text, David ruled otherwise.
For one reason or another, a lot of us do not get over Besor. We ought not to be faint, and all honor to the hardy souls who can “take it.” But none of us has anything that he did not receive, and we show better spirit by sharing with weaker saints than in all our exploits against the enemy.
Some precious souls are housed in feeble bodies or otherwise kept at Besor. They never make the headlines with the front-line four hundred. But some prayed and toiled to keep hardier souls in the battle, and when the final prizes are awarded “they shall part alike.”