Good Morning Marine!
Word for the Day:
“Profile of Greatness”
“But since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,
in all the signs and wonders which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt, before Pharaoh, before all his servants, and in all his land, and,
by all that mighty power and all the great terror which Moses performed in the sight of all Israel.”
The “Profile of Greatness,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. As I considered this Profile of Greatness this morning, I reflected on the Greatness of Our Commander and King - The Perfect Model of Greatness. Love and Humility are the principal ingredients of Greatness. God’s Great Love for mankind Humbled Him; leaving Heaven and coming to earth as Son of Man, and being made like you and I - the Holy One becoming the Common One. That’s really humbling!
“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
Who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Phil.2:5-11).
Love and Humility brought Exaltation.
Moses was great because of His Love for Yahweh - and this Love humbled him, “more than any other person on earth.”(Num. 12:3). This great humility brought intimacy with God; listening and speaking with God ‘face to face:’ God said: “I speak with him face to face,
Even plainly, and not in dark sayings;
And he sees the form of the LORD.
Why then were you not afraid
To speak against My servant Moses?” (Num.12:8).
Greatness in signs and wonders came from great love and humility.
Jesus modeled and taught this Profile of Greatness to His disciples: “But Jesus called them to Himself and said:
“You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them.
Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.
And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave--
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Matt.20:25-28)
By His Grace, Our Commander works this Love and Humility into His Warriors as we walk with Him, sit with Him, and imitate His Profile of Greatness.
“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”(Phil.2:12-13).
Make time for your Commander my fellow Warrior; morning, noon, and evening, every day. Grow your Love, Grow your Humility through service to God and others; and watch God do great signs and wonders in and through your life. He will make your Surrendered Life a Profile of Greatness, for His Glory!Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,