Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“Broken By Grace and Mercy”
Text: Genesis 43:23
“But he said, “Peace be with you, do not be afraid. Your God and the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks; I had your money.” Then he brought Simeon out to them.”
“Broken By Grace and Mercy,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
The brothers of Joseph are being Broken By Grace and Mercy, as Joseph, unknown by them now, has returned their money and invited them to have lunch in his house! Their evil toward Joseph has met God’s Grace and Mercy; and this is breaking their hardened heart.
That’s how God breaks you and I with His Grace and Mercy. We come to Him with our desperately wicked heart, in the famine of this world, for the Food of Salvation; and He gives you and I the “Treasure” of Himself in our “Sack,” our earthen vessel.
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.” (2 Corin.4:7)
You and I are made COMPLETE IN God.
“For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;
and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.”(Col.2:9-10).
The same way Joseph was used by God as a “type” of Jesus Christ, so you and I as Warriors are to represent our Commander as the Light in this world:
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”(Matt.5:16)
Joseph was Not overcome by his brother’s evil, he Conquered their evil with the Grace and Mercy of God!
Hear the command of your Commander this morning:
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Rom.12:21).
This is how Our Commander Leads us with His Grace and Mercy - and how You and I point others to Him …
By overcoming the evil in this world with the Grace and Mercy of God bleeding through our Life. Oooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy