Read: 1 Chronicles 7-8
Marked: 1 Chronicles 7:11, All these sons of Jediael [were] heads of their fathers’ houses; [there were] seventeen thousand two hundred mighty men of valor fit to go out for war [and] battle.
Among the lists of families and names are found those called, “mighty men of valor”. What made them mighty? They were “fit for battle”
The Bible speaks about preparation in numerous places. For example, 1 Peter 3:15 says, “always be ready”. 2 Timothy 4:3 says, “be ready”. And Hebrews 5:14, “having their senses ‘exercised’ to discern”, or literally, vigorous exercise of the body or mind.
To be a mighty man of valor requires preparation through use of the weapons of our warfare, exercising body, mind, and spirit to be ready to do battle.
Ephesians 6:12, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”