Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(2 Kings 23)
“Leading in Righteousness”
Text: 2 Kings 23:25
“Now before him there was no king like him, who turned to the LORD with all his heart, with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the Law of Moses; nor after him did any arise like him.”
“Leading in Righteousness.” Is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. There was no king in Israel or Judah like king Josiah; who “turned to the Lord with all his heart, with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the Law of Moses.” From the age of eight to thirty-nine he led Judah in Righteousness! What made this incredible is that he led his nation in Righteousness when the entire nation was rotten in lawlessness from top to bottom; his father and grandfather had led in Unrighteousness and corrupted the priests, elders, and the people.
Josiah Led in Righteousness in an Unrighteousness World!
When most everyone around him was wicked Josiah chose to practice righteousness.
Listen up Warrior! We can Lead in Righteousness like King Josiah did, because we serve the same God Josiah did. The key to leading others is first “leading yourself.”
In other words What you Do is the result of Who You Are.
As the Warrior Loves their Commander Almighty God with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength; they will lead others the same way, in Righteousness.
Even at the age of 26 when Josiah learned that God’s Judgement of Judah was coming he continued to Lead in Righteousness, while most people of his country continued to live lawlessly. Because What Josiah Did was the Result of Who He Was; a godly man. What You Do is the Result of Who You Are.
Righteous People Lead in Righteousness.
We are Warrior’s of God, sons and daughters of Almighty God; and by Faith and Trust in Him we have been made Complete in Jesus Christ! That is Who We Are! Ooooh Rah!
“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).
Christ made us complete and perfect IN Himself. It’s like we wear Jesus Christ as “clothing” covering our heart and our life, all our imperfection.
It’s not by our ability, or efforts that we are made Complete in Christ - it’s all because of Him, His Life, His Death, His Resurrection, and His continual working in us.
Our Helper Holy Spirit is working in us, changing our attitudes and behavior, making us more like Him as we walk with Him in obedience.
“for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”(Phil.2:13).
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”(2Corin.3:18).
This is Who We Are becoming, leading ourself as sons and daughters of God, by following and imitating our Commander.
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.”(1Pet.2:9-10).
At the same time we’re leading others by Living the Gospel, practicing the lifestyle of Christ, and “proclaiming the praises of Him Who called us out of darkness we not His marvelous light.”
What We Do is the Result of Who We Are.
We Lead in Righteousness because Jesus has Made Us Righteous In Himself!
Listen up Warrior! Walk Worthy of Your Calling! (Eph.4:1)
Warrior at your side,