Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“Hear, Love, and Obey”
Text: Joshua 22:5
“But take careful heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, to hold fast to Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
Our Commander’s General Orders of Life; “Hear, Love, and Obey” are on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
Joshua gives these Orders of Life to Ruben, Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh, as he releases them from service to return home to their inheritance .
Joshua tells them to “take heed carefully,” HEAR God’s Commands.
Then he says: LOVE the LORD your God.
And lastly, Joshua says OBEY God by Walking in His Ways, Keeping His Commands, Holding fast to Him, and Serving Him with all your heart and soul.
It’s critical that we consider the Order of these General Orders of Life.
Hearing God is First. We cannot Love Him if we don’t Hear Him first. Hearing His Word, and His Messenger of Love calling us to Repent of our lawlessness.
When we Hear God, we come to Love Him because we are conquered by His Love!
After Hearing and Loving God, it is a natural response to OBEY Him and Walk in His ways, Keep His commands, Hold fast to Him, and Serve Him with all our heart and soul.
We keep our Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Dates with Jesus because we want to HEAR Him, and this will Grow our LOVE for Him, and this will Strengthen our OBEDIENCE to Walk in His ways, Keep His Commands, Hold fast to Him, and Serve Him with all our heart and soul.
Obedience without Hearing God leads to heresy.
Obedience without Love leads to legalism.
That’s why we need to observe these General Orders of Life IN THIS ORDER.
HEAR, LOVE, and OBEY; These are the Warrior’s General Orders of Life! Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,