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The images of war in the Old Testament are a foreshadowing of the battles that Christians face in the new. My favorite warriors are the mighty men that served under King David. Here are a few of their exploits (from 2Samuel 23:8-12, 18-23):

  • Adino killed eight hundred men at one time.
  • Eleazar was one of four that defied the Philistines when the men of Israel had retreated. He arose and attacked the Philistines until his hand stuck to the sword. The people returned after him only to plunder.
  • Shammah killed a troop (300) of Philistines in a lentil field. So the LORD brought about a great victory.
  • Abishai lifted his spear against three hundred men and killed them.
  • Benaiah killed two lion-like heroes of Moab, went down and killed a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day, and killed an Egyptian, a spectacular man.

These men knew that the LORD was with them; that their feats were beyond human ability. David knew it, too. He had no worries when it came to His army.

When the call to war was given, his mighty men waded into the battle, full of faith and courage. By just being in the presence of David’s mighty men, the remainder of David’s army (including green recruits) learned both how to fight and how to have faith in their God.

The same must be true for us today! God is raising up mighty men and women, in the Workplace, to fight for His Kingdom. Sadly, many of them have forgotten (or have not been told) who they are.

Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. James 1:23-24

As their brothers and sisters in Christ, each one of us have a blessed privilege and responsibility to remind Workplace Leaders of their kingdom identity. God has given them positions of influence and authority for great kingdom exploits – much like David’s mighty warriors.

These were the chiefs of David’s mighty warriors—they, together with all Israel, gave his kingship strong support to extend it over the whole land, as the Lord had promised… 1Chronicles 11:10

The men and women God has raised up in the Workplace are there to give the king strong support to extend His reign over the whole land.

Consider this: Who are the Workplace Leaders in your spheres of influence? How can you be the King’s instrument – to remind them that they are His mighty men and women? NOTE: You don’t have to be a boss or pastor to be a reminder; and an encourager. Let me know how I can help you (start by sharing this article with them).

Humbly yours and forever His,



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