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January 29, 2009

God’s Mighty Men

Filed under: Bruce — pilgrimskeyboard @ 8:29 pm

2 Samuel 23:8-39

These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: Josheb-Basshebeth the Tachmonite, chief among the captains. He was Adino the Eznite, because he had killed eight hundred men at one time. … Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, one of the three might men with David when they defiled the Philistines who were gathered there for battle, and the men of Israel had retreated. He arose and attacked the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand stuck to the sword. The Lord brought about a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to plunder. … Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite.  The Philistines had gathered together into a troop where there was a piece of ground full of lentils. Then the people fled from the Philistines. But he stationed himself in the middle of the field, defended it, and killed the Philistines. And the LORD brought about a great victory. … [v. 13-39a | remaining list of the name of David’s mighty men] [v. 39b] … thirty seven in all. [NKJV]

 

I. David’s Mighty Men

In Israel | Judea – to be known as one of David’s mighty men was one of the greatest honors a man of that time era could have. Just the mention of their names brought accolades concerning their mighty exploits of courage.

These men would have the same standing as our heroes of today who we reward with the prestigious Medal of Honor.

When time permits examine their deeds: Adino – Eleazar – Shammah, etc.

The common thread – Of these mighty men of David were found to be:

1. Courageous

2. Ready and Prepared

3. Willing to do the Impossible

 

Courageous

No matter what the odds, they were going to engage in battle despite the consequences.

 

Ready and Prepared 

Constantly in Training, skilled in the tenets of warfare, they knew it took all to win.

 

Willing to do the Impossible

Determined the Principle at Stake – whether alone or with others, God would be honored.  

 

II. Christ’s Mighty Men

Just as in the OT past there were mighty men of God – so too today in the NT times does Christ have mighty men/women to be found –

YOU MAY BE ONE OF THEM – what a privilege today for us to be called the sons/daughters of God. You too as a man/woman of Christ can become like these mighty men of old:

1. Courageous

2. Ready and Prepared

3. Willing to do the Impossible

 

Courageous

Face the battles that God allows to come into your life –

No matter what the odds, engage in battle despite the consequences.

 

Ready and Prepared 

Pray | Study | Submit

 

Be constantly in Training – become a Prayer-Warrior

Be skilled in the tenets of warfare – Study God’s Word

Know what it takes to win – Give Yourself over to Him

 

Willing to do the Impossible

Walk in Faith

Determined the Principle at Stake – whether alone or with others: God is to get the glory

 

How do you dear Christian become like one of the Mighty Men of David –

Simple:  Imitate | Imitate | Imitate:

Loved the king – Love him more than your own life – Love serving no matter the cost.

 

Then you will become a Mighty Man/Woman in the Lord – a person that stands out – a person that is different than the rest – a person  that truly knows – it is all about Christ, our Savior, not us!

 

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1 Comment »

  1. Amen!

    Comment by Digital Publius — January 30, 2009 @ 12:58 pm | Reply


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