Sunday, January 19, 2014

What every Fearless Front Man needs ...

This post is Part Two of my last post titled, "Three approaches to living ..." which you can find here http://bit.ly/1dHdd8j . If you haven't read that post, I recommend you do so prior to reading this post.

One faithful, fearless man can accomplish much for the kingdom of God. But imagine what can happen if a Fearless Front Man had a Fabulously Faithful helper!

We see an example of that in the story of Jonathan's fierce two-man attack on the Philistines, accomplished by faith in God and a little help from his armor bearer (pause here and read the record of this in the Bible, starting with 1 Samuel 13:15 and going through 1 Samuel 14) ...

"'Let's go across to the outpost of those pagans,' Jonathan said to his armor bearer. 'Perhaps the Lord will help us, for nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!'" 1 Samuel 14:6.

Jonathan's life as a Fearless Front Man was reinforced and amplified by real and vital assistance supplied to him by his Fabulously Faithful armor bearer ...

"'Do what you think is best,' the armor bearer replied, 'I'm with you completely, whatever you decide'," 1 Samuel 14:7.

If we were to quote Jonathan's armor bearer in 21st century language, we would say something like, "You lead the way, I've got your back!"

And have his back he did ...

"So they climbed up using both hands and feet, and the Philistines fell before Jonathan, and his armor bearer killed those who came behind them," 1 Samuel 14:13.

As Fearless Front Men lead the way in serving our King, they need someone covering their backs and helping them push forward to make aggressive gains for the kingdom. Not everyone is called to be a Front Man, but every Front Man needs the partnership of the Fabulously Faithful who are willing to follow them into battle. Together, relying on God, the enemy will fall in a spectacular fashion!

If you're a Fearless Front Man, are you working in fellowship with the Fabulously Faithful? Or are you trying to take on battles you can't win alone?

If you're a Fabulously Faithful disciple, are you covering the backs and providing support for the Fearless disciples at the forefront of kingdom work?

We're in this together! At least, we're supposed to be.

Scotty

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