The Bible has lots of stories of people who are stronger together, but none are so amazing as King David and his three mighty men. They were the strongest, most skilled, and most feared in all of Israel!
One was Beniah. The Bible says that Beniah, on a snowy day followed a lion into a pit and killed it with his bare hands! This next one is Josheb! He once stood his ground against 800 men, and defeated them all all by himself with only his spear! Then there was Eleazar, who also stood his ground against so many enemies, that his sword froze to his hand! Can you imagine having a sword hand?? The Bible says that one day David really really wanted some water out of his favorite well. The problem is, that their enemies had captured the well and were camped around it. But that didn’t scare David’s mighty men! They rushed to the well, drew out water, and held the bucket together as they fought off the enemies around them. Nothing could stop them! They were strong all alone, but they were even stronger together! In the same way, we are stronger together than seperate! Ecclesiastes 4:8 says, “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.”
Questions (for parents to ask kids, and kids to ask parents!)
1. What are some ways that a family is stronger together?
2. Have you ever been in a situation where you really needed a friend’s help? What happened, and what did you do?
3. What is a way you have stood strong with a friend of yours?