Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Judges 17 & 18)
“Life Without a King”
“In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”
“Life Without a King,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
God was King in Israel but she had rejected Him, “and in their eyes, there was no king in Israel; so everyone did what was right in their own eyes.”
What a mess life is when a person makes themself king! This is a picture of idolatry where “self is king,” and “what is right” is measured by what we see and feel. Most if not all the rulers in this world practice this standard of self-worship. This explains the chaos of our world today…
In Israel it was a life where a son and a thief is blessed by their mother, where demons are called lord, where levites are salesmen, and religion is a good luck charm. This sounds so much like our world culture today that says “follow-your-heart.” The problem with this is that a heart without God as their king is “desperately wicked and deceitful above all things!”(Jer.17:9).
This was Israel’s sad state of life where wrong was right, evil was good, and “self was king in each person’s eyes.”
Isaiah talks about this also:
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!”(Isa.5:20-21)
The Bible tells us clearly that it is not in man to know his ways, without God.
“O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself;
It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.(Jer.10:23).
God also tells us:
“There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.”(Prov.14:12).
Our lesson to be learned from Israel is that “self” is idolatry, a deceitful and wicked king that leads us in chains to death.
We see our Mission clearly and our utter Dependance upon Our King and Commander Jesus Christ. He IS Our King! He is Perfect in all His ways of Love, Presence, Power, Provision, Protection, and He leads you and I to Life forever walking with us all along the Highway to Heaven. Oooh Rah!
Let’s wrap this up:
God’s Way is the Only Way.
God’s Truth is His Word.
God’s Life is Eternal.
He IS The Way, The Truth, and The Life (John 14:6)…..
And He IS King in the Warrior’s Life, and in the Power of Holy Spirit working in you and I, we pursue everything that is right in His Eyes! Oooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy