Being a Christian is not for the faint heart. I remember on the cartoon of Robin Hood, and I believe it was Little John that said, “Faint heart never won fair lady.” He was telling Robin Hood to go for what he desired, he shouldn’t sit back and let things just happen, you have to fight for your beloved. And I will tell you, we must determine in our hearts that we will stand for Jesus, no matter what! We should check our hearts daily, ask for renewed strength and fight the good fight of faith! Now as Paul said, the weapons of our warfare are not carnal. We are fighting Spiritual battles and the devil and his crew are pulling out all the stops.
When fighting a battle, I would rather have 500 people totally devoted to the cause, no fear, than a thousand who were not sure where they stood. 1 Chronicles chapter 12:33,”Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they were not of a double heart. The experts of war were rangers, these men were covert, totally prepared, and they knew exactly who they were going to fight! We know our enemy, let us be a ranger for God, fighting diligently, never forgetting our cause. These experts of battle had ALL of their instruments of war! We must use the WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD! Praying in the Spirit and reading God’s Word! Next, these men could keep rank, they knew their plans and they were able to put their plans into action. We should keep in mind our goal and never waiver! Knowing that to live is Christ and to die is gain! And lastly these men were not of a double heart, my Bible interprets this as, having a heart, I think that means they were bold. These men believed within their hearts for what they were fighting for, and their hearts did not fail them! Let us not have weak hearts! We are in a battle, let our hearts draw from our belief in God! He will steady our hearts and we will not faint!! He is our Captain, let us follow Him wherever He leads with unfailing devotion to our Lord and Savior!!!