FRIDAY 4 November, 2016
Son of the Valiant
Benaiah was the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man from Kabzeel, who had done many deeds. He had killed two lion-like heroes of Moab. He also had gone down and killed a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day. And he killed an Egyptian, a spectacular man. The Egyptian had a spear in his hand; so he went down to him with a staff, wrested the spear out of the Egyptian’s hand, and killed him with his own spear. - 2 Samuel 23:20-21
David had the best men to fight in his battles against the enemies of Israel. Benaiah was the son of yet another valiant man––Kabzeel. Benaiah, he fought bravely against a spectacular Egyptian, in hand to hand combat. They both wrestled, until the Egyptian was overpowered and killed with his own spear. Imagine, father and son were both warriors, their names written in Scripture, honored for all of us to remember.
Imagine being the son of the most valiant hero that ever lived––the son of David. Although, not always the best role model as a father, he sought to pass on to his children his spiritual heritage. He wanted them to know and serve the Lord. David’s son Solomon was to become the next king, think about the words he said to him:
So be strong. Show yourself to be a man. Do what the Lord your God tells you. Walk in His ways. Keep all His Laws and His Word, by what is written in the Law of Moses. Then you will do well in all that you do and in every place you go (1 Kings 2:2-3, NLV).
As a father examine your spiritual walk with God and ask yourself this important question, “Can my children follow my example in the home and in serving the Lord?” What wise words would you like to pass on to your sons and daughters before your death?
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
~3 John 1:4~
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