So, the King commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he went out and struck him down, and he died. Thus, the kingdom was established in the hands of Solomon. 1 Kings 2:46 NKJV
Benaiah was one of David’s mighty men. He is one of my favorite bible characters.
Benaiah killed two renowned heroes of Moab. He went up against a giant Egyptian with just a club. He snatched the Egyptians spear away and killed him with it. He went into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion. You would not want to encounter Benaiah in a dark alley at night!
Benaiah was a true man of war. Then again so was Goliath. Goliath fought for God’s enemies. We all know what happened to him.
God used Benaiah to fight Israel’s enemies. He used Benaiah to establish Solomon’s rein over the Kingdom. Benaiah became the commander of Israel’s armies.
Benaiah was a seasoned warrior. He had the scars to prove it. It was not training that made Benaiah a mighty warrior. It was not his physical ability. God created Benaiah to be a mighty warrior.
Benaiah was a mighty warrior because he served God. He served the anointed leaders of God’s people. God created Benaiah to fight for the glory and honor of Israel. Benaiah fought for the glory and honor of God’s holy name!
God created you to serve His Anointed One (Jesus). The Lord created you to serve His people. God created you to fight for the glory and honor of His name today!
The Lord wants us to fight our battles through faith in Jesus Christ!
God wants us to fight our battle of faith by submitting to His Word. He wants us to overcome the desires of our sinful nature by obeying Him. Jesus wants us to overcome the temptations of the world by considering other people more highly than ourselves.
God wants you to fight the good fight of faith right where you are with what you have!
I have a bible and a computer. This message is what I am doing with them. You have the word God has given me to give to you. What will you do with it?
Will you fight the good fight of faith for the glory of God? Will you step out in faith and serve Jesus right where you are with what you have today?
You do not have to fight the good fight of faith alone. Wherever you go in faith for the glory and honor of God’s holy name Jesus will be with you!
Serve Jesus in the strength of Almighty God today!
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