Category Archives: courage

May 24th-pressing or urgent things may rule the day, but we also need to be ready for whatever else of importance may come our way.

  Nehemiah 4: 21So we carried on the work with half of them holding spears from dawn until the stars appeared. 22At that time I also said to the people, “Let each man with his servant spend the night within … Continue reading

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May 1st-the men of valor held a position of honor in their society.

1 Chronicles 8:40The sons of Ulam were mighty men of valor, archers, and had many sons and grandsons, 150 of them. All these were of the sons of Benjamin. We remember the story of David and Jonathan, how archery was … Continue reading

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April 30th- this one, Jehozadak. He alone went with the people into captivity

1 Chronicles 6: 15and Jehozadak went along when the LORD carried Judah and Jerusalem away into exile by Nebuchadnezzar. We are told throughout this chapter of the genealogies of the priests of Israel. Only briefly does the author go into … Continue reading

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April 29th- could we aspire to a faith strong enough to gain us a place in a history text, even if it be a nameless part of a group?

1 Chronicles 5: 18The sons of Reuben and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, consisting of valiant men, men who bore shield and sword and shot with bow and were skillful in battle, were 44,760, who went to war. … Continue reading

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April 27th-How would our own families respond if we as men took the same steps as Josiah?

2 Kings 23:1Then the king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem. 2The king went up to the house of the LORD and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of … Continue reading

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April 18th- he would not join the other prophets, please the king, and, in so doing, perpetuate a lie.

1 Kings 22: 13Then the messenger who went to summon Micaiah spoke to him saying, “Behold now, the words of the prophets are uniformly favorable to the king. Please let your word be like the word of one of them, … Continue reading

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April 15th-Solomon is challenged by the Lord repeatedly through adversaries and shows his extraordinary wisdom.

1 Kings 11: 14Then the LORD raised up an adversary to Solomon……28Now the man Jeroboam was a valiant warrior, and when Solomon saw that the young man was industrious, he appointed him over all the forced labor of the house … Continue reading

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