In ancient and middle age battles, warriors would go into battle with the colors of their patron king flying over their ranks. They would wear the insignia of the royal court, or in some cases a soldiers “fair maiden” would send her man into battle with a scarf or handkerchief tied to his arm. All these gestures were done as representations of a warrior’s honor and courage. It showed to all on the field, friend and foe, that this man fought for something greater than himself; he fought for his king, his country, his home and love. There were warriors who fought for no colors, mercenaries that went to war only for plunder and prowess, willing to fight and kill for their personal gain and nothing more.
Take time to inventory who’s colors are flying when you engage in the fight. Are you willing to die to yourself for the glory of your King, and the benefit of your family and friends. Or will you slit the throat of any who are keeping you from the life you think you deserve. Are you fighting to fill the void and gain your own kavode or letting His covering bring you the perfect kavode that He has created for you? You have, through Christ, what it takes to be the man God called you to be.
Strength and Honor to the King