Fundamentals - Fearless - Part 2 Chase Your Lions
1 Chronicles 11:22-23
New King James Version (NKJV)
22 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. 23 And he killed an Egyptian, a man of great height, five cubits tall. 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.
FACTS ABOUT BENAIAH:
●He was a SPECIAL FORCES ops-guy
●He was in the top 5 soldiers in all of Israel
●Led 24-thousand men---
●BUT ABOVE..we read HIS RESUME.....
●In every instance...THE ODDS WERE STACKED AGAINST HIM!!
1.Benaiah took on THE ELITE OF THE ENEMY –--
▪Then destroys an Egyptian Giant
▪And then THE LION
2.Benaiah Chased DOWN A LION into the pit on a snowy day!!!
●A Lions paw swipe will CRUSH a human skull
●A Lion can kill you with a DEATH BITE
●Benaiah went into a SNOWY PIT---against a CORNERED LION---and WON!!!!
●Benaiah HAD THE ODDS AGAINST HIM...and WON!!!!!
●Benaiah was the SON OF A VALIANT MAN...it means he had BEEN TRAINED FOR COURAGE......
●Benaiah was TRAINED FOR BATTLES....
●YOU NEED TRAINING TOO!!!!
NORMAL PEOPLE DON’T DO THIS!!!
●Normal people don’t face their fears.
●Normal people don’t chase lions
●Normal people die with all sorts of regrets.
●Normal people don’t inspire people.
●Normal people don’t TAKE RISKS!!!!
DON’T BE NORMAL!!!---BE A LION CHASER...
●Lions are there
●Lions are ferocious when cornered
●Lions need to be dealt with
●There is an element of risk in CHASING YOUR LIONS
●Stumbles happen, what do you do when it does?
Our greatest regret at the end of our lives will be the lions ---we didn’t chase!!!!
QUESTION TO PONDER:
● Courage without training is unwise. ‘I’m not ready’ is not an excuse either. Who or what
is God calling you to partner with to go after and chase the lion He’s called you to