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King David was one of the greatest leaders of the ancient world.  In building his leadership team, he pursued and recruited a collection of "Mighty Men" who came alongside of him in life and battle.  1 Chronicles 11 & 12 details the characteristics of these mighty men of valor.  Take a look at these characteristics of a mighty man of valor.  Are you becoming a mighty man? Are you surrounding yourself with mighty men?
Characteristics of a Mighty Man of Valor (1 Chronicles 11)
  • Strong and Loyal Supporters (v. 10)
  • Obedient to God's Word (v. 10)
  • Courageous in Battle (v. 11)
  • Willing to Take a Stand (v. 14)
  • Brave Servants of the King (v. 18)
  • Fight in the Lord's Strength (v. 20)
1 Chronicles 11 highlights a few of these mighty men a little more closely.  Take a look at these profiles and consider what mighty deeds and noble characteristics you would like to be remembered for. 
Mighty Men of Valor Profiles:
  1. Eleazar- When other men fled, Eleazar took a stand and defended his ground.  The Lord gave him the victory for his faithful courage. (v. 12-14)
  2. Three Mighty Men- Three men of valor stormed the gates of Bethlehem for a drink of water to give to the King.
  3. Beniah:  A valiant man and a doer of great deeds, Beniah was never intimidated by his circumstances or the size of his enemies.