Saul also went to his home at Gibeah, and with him went men of valor whose hearts God had touched. (1 Samuel 10:26)
In the Bible the meaning of men of valor is strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which enables a man to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery; courage; prowess; intrepidity. Valor(noun) a brave man; a man of valor.
A man or woman of valor has elevated values. His character is lifted towards God with a heart that is selfless, humble, forbearing, courageous, sacrificial and steady. Here is some scripture about men of valor.
Judges 6:12 —And the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, “The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor.”
1 Chronicles 12:8 —From the Gadites there went over to David at the stronghold in the wilderness mighty and experienced warriors, expert with shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions and who were swift as gazelles upon the mountains:
Deuteronomy 20:1-4 —“When you go out to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. And when you draw near to the battle, the priest shall come forward and speak to the people and shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel, today you are drawing near for battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint. Do not fear or panic or be in dread of them, for the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.’
1 Peter 2:9-10 —But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
It is said that a God-touched heart is one that is sympathetic to Him, one that is steadfast, leans towards Him. A God-touched heart is sustained by God, is molded by His will, sincere and able to endure.
The Greek word for touch is Haptomai. It means to fasten one’s self to, adhere to, cling to. When God touches our hearts, it causes us to fasten ourselves to Him. Our lives are emboldened by His Spirit. We walk in step with His Purpose and are called into Holy obedience.
Valor is a heart that is responsive to God’s will. It is a man or woman whose life abides in Christ with deep faith. Th faith soaks the heart thoroughly and convincingly so that the love of God and the spirit of truth rules his life over fear. (2 Timothy 1:7)
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