Prepared for War
In 1 Chronicles 12 we read of men who were prepared to go to war. They were “armed with bows, and could use both the right hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows out of a bow” (v. 2) and “men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains” (v. 8).
We need such men in the church today who can stand against Satan and defend the church and truth against error, sin, and every spiritual attack. We must remember that we are in a spiritual battle and need to be prepared in order to “war a good warfare” (1 Timothy 1:18). Far too few Christians are equipped and ready to yield the sword of the Spirit and the shield of faith (Ephesians 6:10–18). Are you actively training? Are you faithful?