Calling All Valiant Warriors

Seven times in today’s Bible reading,* we encounter the term “valiant warriors” (CSB), “mighty warriors” (ESV, LEB, NLT), “mighty men” (KJV), “fighting men” (NIV), “warriors” (MSG). The word translated as warriors/men refers not only to their fighting occupation but to their strong/noble character. One Hebrew lexicon says, “Although [the book of Chronicles] generally uses the…

David and Goliath

The story of David and Goliath is a story of an underdog gaining victory over a champion. Today’s Bible reading* includes a story I’m sure you’ve heard of if you’ve been around church for very long. I’d venture to say that you’ve heard a little about the story even if you’ve never entered a church!…