How often do we STAND in line, STAND in for someone who is not available, or even STAND for up for beliefs? But are we doing so because we believe that physically standing is necessary? I mean, why stand when you can sit, right?
We stand to be ready for action.
If you’ve ever played a sport, you probably spent plenty of time on the sidelines. I mean, why would you take the field, only to sit down and wait for your opponent to run over you? Think about it. You don’t stand a chance of winning, if you won’t stand on your feet.
And what about the military? I’ve never been to war, but I imagine if I sat down on the battle lines, I might just get run over… or worse.
We stand to portray authority
Think of the last time you heard a speaker at an event. You may have been sitting to show respect, but I’m not so certain the speaker’s words would have moved you, if they simply sat behind the podium reading their notes.
And how many famous statues have you seen of a hero was sitting down. Most of them preferred to be portrayed standing tall, so we would gain a grander sense of honor for their character and achievements. Still, there are a few to be found seated, here and there.
Could that be why…
God asks us to stand and see the victory? Yes! In fact, I would argue that if you’re a Warrior, your posture very much matters. In fact, that’s exactly what our Warrior of the Week, Esther teaches us. For she had to get the attention of someone with the power and authority to help her pursue her purpose.
But she wasn’t the only one standing. Be encouraged this week as we learn how victory comes to those with faith in God and good posture.