Who Is Benaiah?

Benaiah and a warrior BENAIAH, from the Hebrew name pronounced ben-aw-yaw, means built up by the Lord or established by God. He was David’s general for the army of the Kingdom of Israel and his chief bodyguard. It is said that he killed an Egyptian warrior with the Egyptian’s own club and spear and killed two of Moab's mightiest warriors. He also killed a lion against all odds of a snowy day after chasing it into a pit. He stood by David through thick and thin standing strong and faithful for what he believed was right and true as God’s will. There was also Benaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant warrior from Kabzeel. He did many heroic deeds, which included killing two of Moab's mightiest warriors. Another time he chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it. - 2 Samuel 23:20

Mentioned in only two handfuls of old testament scripture, it is clear from what little was there that Benaiah was one loyal, brave, strong, and wise guy. He stood up for what was right and just for God and confessed it with his mouth. It even mentions at one point that he was allowed to ride into town on the king's mule! I mean, you would have to be one righteous dude to ride on a king's transportation unit. That's like the President showing up at your front door to give you the keys to his car saying, "Hey man, I like you and I want you to have this. No one else in this world deserves it more." Ummm, that's pretty awesome? Heck yeah it's awesome!

Clearly, we start to get the idea of who wouldn't want to be this guy's friend? Hey, Benaiah, there were these guys picking on me the other day stealing my lunch money and they're a lot bigger than me so, I can't get it back. Done. Lunch money received. Big guys? Taken care of. With someone of so much integrity and strength, we can only hope that you would apply this to your life when you wear this clothing. "Hey man, you want to try this pot? It makes you so much cooler." WHACK! Smacks the hand and walks away. Stand up for what is right with the integrity of a warrior, not caving in with the sheepness of a follower.