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Which is it, religion is weakness, or real men pray?
by Danny Tippit
07/25/12
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I hear all the time that religion is a sign of weakness. Then I see bumper stickers that oppose that thought and alternately state that “Real Men Pray”.

I look at David’s mighty men and I wonder what would they think about this. Did they pray regularly? I am sure they did, because the success of the army not only depended on the spiritual discipline David had but also on the discipline of those under his command. Being a part of the 30 Mighty Men that David chose did not come without a price either. They had to be valiant in their conquests. They had to be ready to fight, always prepared at a moments notice to take the life of an enemy combatant. But knowing David, they must have also been very committed and devoted followers of God. I couldn’t imagine telling one of these guys that faith in God is for wimps. I know I would surely lose my head for that. At the end of 2 Samuel and the eleventh chapter of 1 Chronicles we are told of some of the conquests of these men. They are amazing, so amazing, however, that it is not possible for any one man to have had the strength within themselves to accomplish such feats.

So I am resigned to the fact that God blessed these men because of their faithfulness to Him. That is the only explanation for such bravery, courage, and victory. God saw that these men, under the direction of their commander, David, were men of integrity, honor, and valor. They were spiritual giants who sought God’s ability to fight the enemy. They probably agreed with David that battles are not fought and won by the spear and the bow. They are fought and won by God Himself, to Him goes the glory.

Oh that I could be a mighty man like one of these. Place in me courage such as these men possessed. Impart Your perseverance to overcome fatigue and fear. Light me up with the same desire and passion to follow You unto death if need be. God I want to live recklessly for You and stop organizing my world by my own capacities. I want to serve You in faith knowing You will always supply my needs according to Your purpose and in Your timing.


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