II Samuel 17:1-2, 27-29
17 Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will set out and pursue David tonight. 2 I will come upon him while he is weary and discouraged and throw him into a panic, and all the people who are with him will flee. I will strike down only the king …………
27 When David came to Mahanaim, Shobi son of Nahash from Rabbah of the Ammonites, and Machir son of Ammiel from Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite from Rogelim 28 brought beds, basins, and earthen vessels, wheat, barley, meal, parched grain, beans and lentils,[e] 29 honey and curds, sheep, and cheese from the herd, for David and the people with him to eat, for they said, “The troops are hungry and weary and thirsty in the wilderness.”
In the time when Absalom, the third son of King David rebelled against his father, there was an elaborate pursuit by these enemies of the king. As a result, David and his men were weary. One little piece of the biblical story tells of a gift of food given as the troops arrived in Mahanaim.
“wheat, barley, meal, parched grain, beans and lentils,[e] 29 honey and curds, sheep, and cheese from the herd, for David and the people with him to eat”
The story goes on that David survived walking with God as he ruled the people. And when he was weary, a gift of scrumptious food helped him hold on.
God of all blessing, is there someone who is growing weary today who would benefit from food from my flock? Would my sharing beans and lentils, honey, and cheese help someone to simply hold on? Let me find that answer as you point me toward someone in need. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.