Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Deuteronomy 18:9 - 19:21)
“Imitate God not the world”
Text: Deuteronomy 18:9
“When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations.”
The Warrior’s desire to “Imitate God not the world,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
God told Israel that when they come into their promised land they shall not learn to follow the wickedness of their enemy. In other words, they should imitate God not the world!
Like Israel, as a fallen man, we have a tendency to follow the ways of the world we live in. We didn’t have to be told to follow wickedness, we did it naturally as a slave of sin.
When we gave our heart to our Commander Jesus Christ we became a “new creation in Jesus Christ and our days of slavery to sin were ended. (2Corin.5:17). We took His yoke of Love upon us and we’re still learning His ways of righteousness (Mt.11:29-30). We pick up our cross daily and follow Him triumphantly through all the challenges of life. (Luke 9:23; 2Corin.2:14).
You and do this every day because we Love Him more than anyone else and more than anything else in the world.
Our desire is to imitate Him because we Love Him and we hate the wickedness of sin.
“You who love the LORD, hate evil!
He preserves the souls of His saints;
He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.” (Psa.97:10).
As we follow Him in loving obedience every day He transforms us more and more into His image and likeness (2Corin.3:18); growing our Love, Faith, and trust in Him alone.
As a result of this work of Holy Spirit in our surrendered life we live a separated life from those in this world.(2Corin.6:16-18). We stand out from the wicked by our behavior and the life we live in obedience to the Lord. We’re the light of this world and the salt of this earth (Mat.5:13-16) as God’s Warriors and Ambassadors of Hope in this desperate hour; because we Love God Supremely and we love others the way God loves them.
We Imitate God not the world! Ooooh Rah! Stay the Course and March on Warrior!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy