Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Deut. 30:1 - 31:13)
Text: Deut. 30:19
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;”
“Life Matters,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. Life Matters because God has personal created each one of us for a purpose:
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Eph.2:10).
Moses is reminding Israel that God has created them with a free-will choice to choose life with God or death with separation from God. He explains that when Israel returns to God with all their heart and soul, and obey Him (v.2) that God will have compassion on them (v.3), and circumcise their heart, (v.6) so they may live in the land God promised to them.
God created each person with a purpose; first, to enjoy a personal relationship with Him as His son and daughter - and secondly, to enjoy personal relationships with each other. This is why Life Matters! When mankind chose death and separation from God in the Garden of Eden, God promised that a Seed of the woman would come (Gen.3:15), and restore Life to mankind once again. This Seed was Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” (John 1:1-5).
Jesus, by His sacrificial death on the cross, paying the sin-debt for all mankind - added incredible value to human life, our life; each one of us. Life Matters, for each one of us. Our uniqueness adds beauty and wonder to mankind when we choose to honor life and Love God Who Created Life. Heaven is a Template of this Life.
The broken world we live in today is a battleground where the majority of people are numbed and insensitive to the value of life. Our enemy, the prince of this world satan has infected multitudes of people with his virus of sin, and hatred of life; working his work of death and destruction through these lives of unbelievers. Our war is against him not the slaves and prisoners of war that he oppresses continually.
How do we fight this battle? By Influencing the lives of others, “living intentionally” as sons and daughters of God. By Loving God Supremely, “ Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.”(1John 4:17). We walk in the Light and Fellowship with our Commander and King (1John 1:7). We shine His Light as the light of the world (Mat.5:14-16)
We’re the salt of the earth (Mat.5:13), flavoring relationships with the “salt of love,” that preserves the opportunity for mankind to be saved. In other words we are the living walking among the dead in this world; Warriors of the Kingdom of God who Choose Life every day; and walk with Life Himself! Oooh Rah! We Live the Life that We want others to Live - that’s what our Commander Jesus Christ did as Son of Man; and that’s what the Warrior imitates; because Life Matters - to Jesus and to His Warriors! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,