Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“No Turning Back”
Text: Genesis 36:6
“Then Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all the persons of his household, his cattle and all his animals, and all his goods which he had gained in the land of Canaan, and went to a country away from the presence of his brother Jacob.”
“No Turning Back,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
There was No Turning Back for Esau. He had made his choice long ago to despise and treat lightly the Birthright of the Covenant of Promise. He chose the riches of this temporary world over the far greater riches of Almighty God Forever!
Esau “moved all his possessions to a country away from the presence of his brother Jacob.” No turning back for Esau. He received what he desired most - the riches of this world. As he was multiplying Chiefs and Kings and Outwardly Prospering, Israel was entering Egypt with Joseph as honored guests of Pharaoh, soon to be slaves under a new Pharaoh for about 400 years.
Israel made their choice to follow God and holdfast to His Covenant with Abraham as descendants of Abraham, as Moses did:
“By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,
choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,
esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.” (Heb.11:24-26).
Esau chose the Road In this World but Israel chose the Road Out of this World.
The Road In this World for the unbeliever looks good for a season but ends in total destruction and misery forever!
The Road Out of this World as a Warrior is a narrow road with many obstacles and seasons of good, bad, and ugly; but it ends with Glory Forever with God in heaven! Do we stumble and fall down on this Road? Yes, we do!However, we confess our sin and repent of our sin; and we get back up and move onward with our Commander and Helper!
The Road In this World as an unbeliever we travel Alone! The Road Out of this World as a Warrior we travel together with our Commander Jesus Christ and our Helper Holy Spirit is our Escort! Ooooh Rah!
We Have Decided To Follow Jesus - No Turning Back!
Warrior at your side,