Fortitude Is A Life Skill

I love this verse in Nahum 2:1. To me it is very militant. and charges me with power to remain alert and on guard. The enemy of our soul uses our mind as his battlefield. It says, “He who scatters has come up before your face. Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen  your flanks! Fortify your power mightily.” Note the exclamation points!

This is not a casual verse. It calls us to arms because our adversary continually sets traps. In Ephesians 6:10-18 Paul wrote about putting on God’s special provision of armor. Verse 13 requires fortitude. 

It says, “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.” David had some mighty men that are great examples of fortitude. 

You can read about them in 2 Samuel 23:8-39. Eleazar is the one I want to focus on. Verse 10 says, “He arose and attacked the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand stuck to the sword. The Lord brought about a great victory that day…”

When we are weary in the battle, God’s hidden word ~ our inner sword will fortify our heart, and will carry us through to the victory. 1 John 5:4 says, “…And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing God’s word. We build forts of truth around our mind, and proclaim it in the face of enemy placed obstacles.

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