Others gained notoriety on the battlefield, like Abishai, David’s nephew, who killed 300 men in one battle. Then there was Benaiah, whom David put in charge of his own bodyguard. Benaiah killed 2 of Moab’s best men, killed a lion in a pit on a snowy day, and killed a huge Egyptian wielding a spear, while Benaiah had only a club. The rest of his mighty men are honored in God’s Word, including Uriah the Hittite, whom sadly David betrayed.
We need fighting men to stave off evil from our nation. We also need soldiers of Christ who will arm themselves against the devil, rulers, authorities, powers in this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (cf. Ephesians 6:10-19). We should honor all such warriors, for they preserve our freedom to serve God. God bless all our veterans, our mighty men.