Now here is a mighty man!

1 Chronicles Bible Background

05.24.2017 – Old Testament: 1Ch 11.22–25

To read the Bible in a year, read First Chronicles 11–13 on May 24, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

First Chronicles 11 shows the mighty men of David, and I think most people like Benaiah. He did amazing things,

Benaiah was the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man from Kabzeel, who had done many deeds. He had killed two lion-like heroes of Moab. He also had gone down and killed a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day. And he killed an Egyptian, a man of great height, five cubits tall [If the cubit was 1.5 feet, then this Egyptian was 7.5 feet tall, DR]. In the Egyptian’s hand there was a spear like a weaver’s beam; and he went down to him with a staff, wrested the spear out of the Egyptian’s hand, and killed him with his own spear. These things Benaiah the son of Jehoiada did, and won a name among three mighty men. Indeed he was more honored than the thirty, but he did not attain to the first three. And David appointed him over his guard (1 Chronicles 11.22–25). 

Are you not glad that he was on the Lord’s side? This man knew how to fight. No wonder David appointed him as the head military man after Joab died.

We have many mighty men and women today in the Spirit, who know the word of God and can slay spiritual lions. Let us support them and hold them up.


  • Do you know any Benaiahs in the Spirit?
  • Do you know how to confront the Lord’s enemies?

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