This past Sunday at Crossroads Church, Justin Craig referred to a marketing book entitled “Purple Cow” by Seth Godin. The writer shared a story of his family’s enchantment of storybook cows grazing on picturesque pasture along the countryside. As they traveled along he noticed that what had once intrigued them now bored them. He then had the idea that a purple cow would be interesting. For a while at least. Then it too would become boring. The writer went on to say that the purpose of his book was about “the why, the what, and the how of remarkable.”

As I thought about being remarkable David’s mighty men came to my mind …

  • Jashobeam once used his spear to kill 800 enemy warriors in a single battle;
  • Eleazar, along with King David, fought a Philistines army by themselves until his hand was too tired to lift his sword; and
  • Shammah held his ground in the middle of a lentil field and beat back the Philistines army back by himself.

The faith and courage of these men is remarkable!

I am not surprised that David was surrounded by men like that. When David was just a young teen he faced Goliath with confidence that God would grant him victory with just a few rocks and a slingshot.

Has your life become a little boring? Maybe a little predictable? Why not get out of the mundane and get into the exciting world of faith?

Rather than settle for a mediocre life, strive for remarkable!