I am a graduate from Boise State University and now Biola University and have started an attempt to become a modern day knight. I have often asked myself “What does it mean to be a knight?” Surely it means more than wearing armor and swinging a sword. Surely it means more than just a title. In these journeys of my life I am finding our daily what this truly means. The journey is only more engaging now that I have a family.
It is a drive to fight, a drive to be chivalrous, a drive to be a man. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 10:2-5
“I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world. For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
That is what it means to be a brave knight – like the fictional character who chose to charge windmills, rescue maidens, and wear golden helmets. A brave knight is one who fights for God’s kingdom even if it makes one look foolish. Boy, do I look foolish… but sometimes I am just foolhardy. Life is full of its ups and downs. Paul writes to Timothy to:
“Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules.” 2 Timothy 2:3-5
That is a scary thought! I do know however that ‘the more one sweats in training, the less one bleeds in battle’. So this blog, for me in a training ground. It is a place where I can engage the windmills of the world before fully throwing my gauntlet at “the Great Enchanter”.