Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(1 Samuel 8:1 - 9:14)
“Choose Your King”
Text: 1Samuel 8:19-20
“Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, “No, but we will have a king over us,
that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.”
“Choose Your King,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
Israel already had a King, Yahweh; but they had rejected God by their lawlessness. In effect, Israel has “chosen themself as their king,” and forsaken God as their King. (v.8).
There are only Two Candidates for King, God and the devil, and you and I must Choose One! To choose one is to reject the other; you and I cannot choose both.
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”(Matt.6:24).
What do we know about these “Candidates,” that will help us to choose the best King?
Well, first of all, God Draws us to Himself with Pure Love - and the devil Drives us with fear, doubt, and unbelief.
We know that God is “a Giver” and the devil is “a taker.”
God gives “eternal and abundant life” (John 10)
and the devil, as a taker, “kills, steals, and destroys” us.
God came to Serve and give His Life to Ransom for you and I (Matt. 20:25-28),
and the devil came to be Served as a cruel and wicked taskmaster.
The Choice is simple “God and Eternal Life - or the devil and eternal death, separation from God Forever….
Why would anyone Choose the devil as their king? Because most people don’t know they have a choice. They think they were born this way and they’ll die this way, because there is no other choice!
Yes, that’s the way you and I used to think - Before we met Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, and King!
The Gospel of Jesus Christ AWAKENS the unbeliever to the Truth that there IS a Choice.
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”(John 14:6).
There is A Way out of their messed up life,
The Truth of the Gospel exposes the lies of the devil,
A New Life Begins with Jesus on earth, being transformed more into His image and likeness every day(Rom.12:1-2), and continuing forever in heaven.
Oh Hallelujah! You and I make our Choice for Jesus Christ as our King every day; with every act of Obedience. Our Life is God’s Love Letter to the World Declaring THERE IS A CHOICE!
This is Why the Warrior Proclaims and Lives The Truth by the Power of Holy Spirit.
So that others will reject the devil and his kingdom -
and Choose Jesus Christ as their King! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy