Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“Love Crushes a Stoney Heart”
Text: Exodus 10:1
“Now the LORD said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his servants, that I may show these signs of Mine before him,”
“Love Crushes a Stony Heart,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
God “allows” Pharoah and his servants to harden their hearts against Him - so that He may show His Overwhelming Power of Love in crushing the heart of Pharoah and his servants; over and over again with every plague!
God’s Love and Mercy was displayed in His “measured judgement,” by which He gradually increased the severity of the plagues from bloody water to locusts, and now darkness so deep that it could be felt!
Every plague was a designed to bring Pharaoh and his servants to repentance; and some of the Egyptians did repent and become part of the “mixed multitude” that left Egypt. This is how Love Crushes a Stony Heart; it is demonstrated by the Goodness of God, ‘through His measured judgement,’ that leads the sinner to repentance (Rom.2:4).
Jesus showed us this Truth by Loving you and I when we were His enemy; paying our sin debt on the cross:
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”(Rom.5:8).
In His story of the wicked vinedressers Jesus illustrates His Love as a Stone, firm and relentless.
“And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.” (Matt.21:44).
When a person falls down on this “Stone” their heart is broken and this brings them to true repentance; and God’s Love Forgives them and Restores them with a new and tender heart that’s like His heart.
When a person continues to harden their heart against God’s Love and Mercy this Stone will fall upon them, and gradually grind them to powder. That’s what God’s measured judgement does, and that’s what these plagues were designed to do.
Now, the “Stone” that broke our heart has become the Foundation and Cornerstone that the Faithful Warrior RESTS Upon. We share God’s Love Story of the Gospel of Christ with others, and God’s Love STILL Crushes the Stony heart of unbelievers, and brings them to true repentance. Oh Hallelujah! Let’s share His Love Story today and every day. Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy