Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(1 Chronicles 17 & 18)
“God Rules With A Shepherd’s Heart”
Text: 1 Chronicles 18:14
“So David reigned over all Israel, and administered judgment and justice to all his people.”
“God Rules With A Shepherd’s Heart,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
King David had a Shepherd’s Heart throughout his life, and this made him a man after God’s Heart!
God Has A Shepherd’s Heart, in fact He IS The Good Shepherd! He Gave His Life for the Sheep, you and I), and destroyed the wolf and his works of death and destruction on the Cross! (John 10:11-15).
David wanted to build a house for God yet when God said no David passionately gathered money and materials for his son who would build a House for God, instead of him.
That’s a Shepherd’s heart:
“If You can’t Build, you can gather for Others to Build!”
“If you can’t Go, you can Send!”
Can you see David’s shepherd heart when God blesses him by promising to build him a house?
He says “who am I God, and what is my house, that You regard me according to the rank of a man of high degree?” (v.16,17).
This is the Character of a Shepherd’s Heart. David always remembered the humble beginnings of where he came from as a young shepherd boy.
President Abraham Lincoln once said:
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
Yahweh IS OMNIPOTENT, ALL POWERFUL, the Good Shepherd (John 10:11), The Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29); and The King Who Rules With A Shepherd’s Heart!
Yet with all this Power God makes Himself like you and I as Son of Man, (Heb.2:14,15).
He made Himself “Gentle,” as a Lamb, so that you and I could be “Great” like a Lion:
“You have also given me the shield of Your salvation;
Your right hand has held me up,
Your gentleness has made me great.”(Psa.18:35.
King David Practiced the Life he spoke of in his last days:
“Now these are the last words of David.
Thus says David the son of Jesse;
Thus says the man raised up on high,
The anointed of the God of Jacob,
And the sweet psalmist of Israel:
“The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me,
And His word was on my tongue.
The God of Israel said,
The Rock of Israel spoke to me:
‘He who rules over men must be just,
Ruling in the fear of God.”(2 Sam.23:1-3)
Listen up Warrior! Let’s take a Lesson from our Commander Jesus Christ and our fellow Warrior King David.
You and I have been given the Power and Influence of our Life to rule over people as Warriors of God. Let us Rule our Life with a Shepherd’s Heart, “ being small in our own eyes,”(1Sam.15:17), and then we will rule and influence others with a Shepherd’s Heart like our Commander and King Rules Over You and I.
The Warrior rules over men with Justice and In The Fear of God!
God Rules With A Shepherd’s Heart Over you and I, so You and I can Rule over others with a Shepherd’s Heart like Him! Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy