1 Kings 20:17
And the young men of the princes of the provinces went out first; and Benhadad sent out, and they told him, saying…
I. THE MIGHTY ENEMIES TO BE OPPOSED.
II. THE GLORIOUS MONARCH UNDER WHOM WE FIGHT.
III. THE INSTRUMENTS EMPLOYED ON THIS OCCASION IN HIS SERVICE. "The young men of the princes of the provinces." Such it was, that God selected on this occasion, that His hand might be more clearly revealed. Thus the faith of His people was called forth and exercised; thus bold zeal in His cause would be encouraged. Nor is it only in the history of Israel, that young men have been employed. There have, in our own country and in our own Church, been in past days associations of young men, that have been eminently blessed of God. The societies for the reformation of manners originated with young men; and from 1668, for nearly a century, their associated efforts greatly blessed our country. Vice was discouraged and put down; and innumerable books of piety, circulated by the young men of that period, produced a great reformation of morals, especially in the city of London, but which spread also through other parts of the country.
IV. THE VICTORY OBTAINED.
(E. Bickersteth, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the young men of the princes of the provinces went out first; and Benhadad sent out, and they told him, saying, There are men come out of Samaria.