Good Morning Warrior!
Word For The Day:
(2 Kings 5)
“Overcoming evil With Good”
Text: 2 Kings 5:2-3
“And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife.
Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.”
“Overcoming evil With Good,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
This little, unnamed, slave girl, conquered her evil and wicked master with the Goodness of God’s Love!
In the eyes of Naaman she was “a girl who was from the land of Israel,” (v.4); but in the eyes of her God she was the Handmaiden of Yahweh, His daughter and His vessel of Love!
God’s Love, working in her, changed two nations radically, Israel and Syria. The events of this chapter would Never have happened without the Faithfulness and Obedience of this young girl from Israel!
We would not have this practical lesson on “loving our enemies,” without this young girl.
Listen up Warrior! We are a Warrior of Almighty God today BECAUSE God’s Love, Grace, and Mercy Overcame our evil with His Perfect Love. His Love Captured you and I, and has made us His BondServant today. We Serve Him with our Supreme Love Because He First Served You and I With His Love (1 John 4:19). He is teaching you and I with His Model, and this young girl from the land of Israel, how to Love the way He Loves. Jesus tells you and I clearly:
“Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.
If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Rom.12:17-21)
How is this even possible for you and I to do this? It IS Impossible for you and I to do this in our own strength.
But Hallelujah! Our Commander specializes in doing the Impossible; that’s His Work. You and I do the Possible stuff as His Warrior; like daily presenting our life as a Living Sacrifice To Him, with our Surrendered Heart:
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Rom.12:1-2).
This is what Jesus did as Son of Man, what this young girl did as a handmaiden of the Lord, and what you and I do as Warriors of God; you and I are Overcoming evil With Good with our Surrendered Heart. You and I are the vessels, the dirt bags, that God Loves People through our surrendered life every day. Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy