Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(2 Chronicles 8 & 9)
“A Good Man Corrupted by sin”
Text: 2 Chronicles 9:29
“Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam the son of Nebat.”
“A Good Man Corrupted by sin,”is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
This was an epitaph of King Solomon’s Life and Death. He was a Good Man, “a little child,” in his own eyes (1Kings 3:7), dependent upon God alone, and whose greatest desire was for Wisdom to do his job that God had given him - build God a House and Rule God’s People as his father King David did!
God gave him Wisdom and He added Riches also. Yet as Solomon lived he forgot about “the little child” he once was, and became Corrupted by sin, by disobeying the Rules for the King (Deut.17:16-18), by multiplying to himself foreign wives, gold and silver, and horses; (1Kings 11:1-13), and not writing a personal copy of the Book of the Law for himself to daily meditate upon.
Solomon had become “A Good Man Corrupted by sin.”
God gave Solomon the rules for the king and the Book of the Law For A Reason! They were to build his Character as Solomon built God’s House and God’s People.
By Writing, Reading, and Meditating Daily on God’s Law; Solomon would NOT have been corrupted by foreign women, riches, and power! Oooh Rah!
Listen up Warrior! Our Commander Jesus Christ has given you and I these same rules of abstinence as Warriors of God:
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.
And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”(1John 2:15-17).
Take a Lesson from King Solomon’s failure;
Keep your Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Dates with your Commander Jesus Christ, chew, meditate, and “abide in His Word,” and you will have no appetite for “the things of the world.”
Our Commander tells you and I:
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.”(John 15:7-8).
Stay small in your own eyes Warrior, remember “little boy, the little girl” you were when you first met your Commander; Don’t Forget The Child In You and Remember what Your Commander once said:
“and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.”(Matt.18:3-5).
Solomon forgot the child in him that only wanted Wisdom to do his job -
Don’t forget the child in you that only wanted to Live With Jesus Forever……. Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side?
Jesus and Billy