There is this incredible warrior in scripture whose name is Benaiah. He does many courageous exploits, yet he was not one of King David’s top three warriors. Instead, he was highly honored and put in charge of the king’s bodyguard. How trusted this warrior must have been. You want someone who is trustworthy and courageous training those who protect life.

As is often the case, this made me think of fathers. Their role is so vital to our families, cities, states and nation. Perhaps that is one of the reasons we are where we are as a country. Not to let us women off the hook, could it be that we have not let men take the role they were created to be in our homes? We are quite capable of running the show, so to speak, but how much more effective would our training be of the next generation if we let fathers be the guide? What if we honored, trusted and encouraged them? I have a feeling we would be raising up a generation who know they are loved, protected and worth fighting for.

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