Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
"Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land."
Personal Convictions are on the menu for Breakfast this morning. The ethics, morals, and principles, that are most important in your life; these are your Personal Convictions.
Dinah, the only daughter among 11 brothers, was obviously pampered by her family. She was born around the same time as her brother Joseph (Gen.30:21-24); which was 1700 BC. This event happened in 1685 BC making Dinah about 15 years old. Her personal convictions as a pampered teenage girl were little if any, and made her easy prey among the wicked and immoral Canaanites. "She went out to see the daughters of the land," how they dressed, how they danced, how they behaved and she also went out to be "seen" among them. Her "puppy love" with Shechem the prince of the country brought shame upon her family and led to the destruction of a city.
Oh what a Friend, Personal Convictions would have been to Dinah. She is a type of an immature believer that needs to stay "home" and become grounded in the "first principles of the Oracles of God..."(Heb.5:12-14)
As we walk with our Commander Jesus and sit at His feet daily for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; we learn His Ethics, Morals, and Principles. These become Convictions in our life. We reinforce our convictions of righteousness by spending time regularly each day with our Commander, reading and chewing on His Word, and applying what we learn to our daily life. Living What We Learn.
"And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who is] the Spirit."(2Corin.3:18AMP)
This is how our Convictions are forged, by continually seeing the glory of the Lord as in a mirror.
Like laying ourself on a copy machine and having His image burned on us with brilliant Light!
Our Convictions are Personal, so we carry them everywhere we go. Like our Faith, our
convictions are tested, proven, and grown, by our steadfast resistance to the contrary ethics, values, and principles of the world we live in.
By Living our Convictions it will be obvious to others that we are not like others in this world (John 17:14-16). Then, some may ask us "a reason for the Hope that is in us..."(1Pet.3:15)
Warrior at your side