“So Judah said to Simeon his brother, ‘Come up with me to my allotted territory, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I will likewise go with you to your allotted territory.’ And Simeon went with him.”
When the land was distributed among the tribes, Simeon was given a portion within the land allotted to Judah. The reason being, Judah’s lot was too big for any one tribe. Since Judah and Simeon were going to share the land, they would have to learn to stand together in battle, to defeat their enemies.
As the events recorded in Judges unfold, we find that each of the tribes, while facing different enemies, have a common struggle; some things are persistent and difficult to remove. This is the same struggle the believer faces today. Immediately upon receiving Christ, there are a number of things that seem to flee from our lives, and that we may never struggle with again. There are however, other things which will require constant and continual battle. Like Potiphar’s wife who daily tempted Joseph, there are certain sins that require daily battle.
We might learn a lesson from Judah and Simeon who engaged in the battle together. There are, no doubt, some struggles we must endure alone. However, much of our Christian life would be easier if we joined with others in the journey. The Bible speaks of temptations that are common to all men. Since we are facing the same struggles, it would be wise to have a few trusted comrades we can lean on when things become difficult.
Over the years I have found through serving Christ, I have been able to team up with godly believers who have been a tremendous help to my walk with Christ.