Men of Issachar

 2 Samuel 3; 1 Chronicles 12; Matthew 15 

“men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do…They came to Hebron fully determined to make David king over all Israel.”

1 Chronicles 12:32, 38

The men of Issachar were chiefs of family clans who understood they needed unified leadership under God. They were aware that disunity was preventing Israel from becoming God’s instrument on earth. They were men of action who did more than debate and discern. Their focus was to make David king over all Israel.

Are we willing to make Jesus king over our lives and submit to his kingdom rule?

Are we willing to leave behind our factions, dissension and pride, to unite with all other followers of Jesus Christ in his global mission?

Do we understand the hour in which we are living, and are we willing to do all that Christ has commanded us?

Christ’s call to “make disciples of all nations” is still operational.

Will we unite under Christ’s authority and serve together for his mission?

“Lord Jesus, raise up “men of Issachar” in this generation who understand the times and act courageously for your mission. May I be one of them.”