Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(1 Chron. 8 & 9)
“A Time To Rebuild”
Text: 1 Chron.9:2
“And the first inhabitants who dwelt in their possessions in their cities were Israelites, priests, Levites, and the Nethinim.”
“A Time To Rebuild,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
Having finished the genealogies of Israel, the Chronicler brings us from the captivity of Judah to the return of Israel to Jerusalem again! It’s A Time To Rebuild!
The Two Kingdoms of Judah and Israel went into captivity but now they return to their land of possession as Israelites! “The first inhabitants who dwelt in their possessions in their cities were Israelites, Priests, Levites, and the Nethinim.”
This rebuilding begins with the temple, the House of God; where the priests, levites, and the temple workers (the Nethinim) cared for.
In order to rebuild the broken areas in our life we have to tear down some stuff first.
Tearing down and rebuilding happens first in the Temple of our heart. Unrighteousness and Righteousness is a matter of the heart. “As a man thinks in his heart so is he.”(Prov.23:7).
There have been areas in my life that were unrighteous and needed “to be taken captive and destroyed;” Before they could be rebuilt in righteousness. Wrong attitudes, Wrong thinking, Wrong desires, and selfishness; all this unrighteousness needed to be arrested, taken captive, and destroyed at the altar of confession and repentance before God. I did this as a new believer, and I continue to do this as a growing disciple and Warrior of God.
“casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,”(2 Corin.10:5).
I believe this “destruction of unrighteousness and reconstruction of righteousness is what God’s Work of Transformation does Continually in our Life as we walk with Him in Obedience. This is how He is changing us from glory to glory more into His image. (2Corin.3:18).
Yes, we are all “under construction,” being “remodeled” into righteousness. After every act of godly repentance there is A Time To Rebuild - and our Helper Holy Spirit is with us to make this happen in our heart and in our Life. Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,