Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Knighthood, Yeah Right

I think something we have lost sight of in modern day Christianity is the fact that we are called by God to fight like warriors. That is why I take the concept of knighthood and chivalry, very seriously. When I talk to fellow Christians about being a knight, I usually get a response like, "Yeah, right, uh huh, I think you've been watching too much Lord of the Rings Victoria". When I was young, I just liked swords, I thought it was really cool. Now I know it is more than cool. It is a duty we have in Christ that is not to be taken lightly. Fighting the forces of darkness is a dangerous task and most often our worst enemy is ourselves.  The stakes are high, and we can't battle alone, only in Christ's strength are we more than conquerors. Now, as young people, we need to be cultivating the mindset of a knight, whether you are a guy or a girl. Honor, courage, self control, emotional, physical, and mental strength, these are all things that a true knight needs to have. And most importantly, we need to have a heart for our King, we must know His truth, and use our sword in His strength and for His glory. 

I urge you to take your position seriously. Carry yourself as a knight, not in pride, but in humility and steadfastness, caring for others before yourself and serving your King with honor.


Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:10-17 KJV

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