Morning Thought: Cling to your sword. Though all may retreat around you, stand your ground, grasping God’s Word. And after you have stood firm, make it your ambition to equip others to stand and not retreat. “When the Philistines drew up for battle, Israel retreated. But Eleazar stood his ground and killed Philistines right and left until he was exhausted—but he never let go of his sword! A big win for GOD that day. The army then rejoined Eleazar, but all there was left to do was the cleanup” (2 Sam. 23:9-10 MSG).