Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Genesis 33:17 - 34:31)
“In the World but Not of it”
Text: Genesis 34:1
“Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.”
“ in the World but Not of it,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
As Light and Darkness are separated from each other, so God’s people live a separated life in this world.
We’re In the World but we’re Not of this World any more....
Jacob’s daughter Dinah, “went out to see the daughter’s of the land.” She went out to See and to be Seen; and she went without an escort.
A teenage girl alone, is like a lamb among wolves; so she was attacked and violated by Shechem.
Dinah was like many young believers; more curious about the ways of this world than they are about the ways of God. This is why we train them and disciple them to live a spiritually separated life:
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?
And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
“I will dwell in them
And walk among them.
I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.”
“Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
“I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the LORD Almighty.” (2Corin.6:14-18)
As seasoned Warriors, we must be an example in word and deed of a “spiritually separated life” to believers and unbelievers. We should maintain a personal devotional life with Jesus, reading, meditating upon and practicing His Word in our spiritually separated life. And then Take heed to Ourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.” (2Tim. 4:12-16).
We are In this World as a Light but we’re Not of this World of Darkness any more.
Be The Light to Show The Way, The Truth, and the Life of Jesus Christ! This is your Mission Warrior! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,