So why the name? In 1 Samuel 30 we read part of the story that describes exploits of David and his mighty men. They have been working hard, it has been physically and emotionally exhausting and coming to the valley of Besor on their way to the next campaign we read:
“Two hundred of them were too exhausted to cross the valley, but David and the other four hundred continued the pursuit.” (v10)
Those left behind needed rest and recuperation and stayed by the brook, in the meantime the rest continued on their campaign and when they returned David promised those who stayed that whist they were unable to take part they would not lose out because of their need to rest, again we read:
“The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle. All shall share alike.’ David made this a statute and ordinance for Israel from that day to this.” (vs24-25)
We feel this story that took place in the valley of Besor was a wonderful picture of the grace that is to follow those who work for the LORD. To be able to have rest and be assured that in resting they are not to miss out on the promises of God.