Good Morning Warrior!
Hallelujah, It’s The Lord’s Day!
Word for the Day:
(2 Kings 10)
“Snared By Pride”
Text: 2 Kings 10:16
“Then he said, “Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD.” So they had him ride in his chariot.”
“Snared By Pride,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
In executing God’s Judgment upon Ahab’s house for wickedness, is “proud of his own zeal,” more than God’s Righteous Judgment of evil.
He tells Jehonadab “Come and see My Zeal,” not “Come and see God’s Righteous Judgment of evil!
Jehu had been Snared By Pride, and he didn’t even realize it. When he completed God’s judgment on Ahab’s house, and removed the false god baal from the land; “Jehu did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin.” (v.28,29). Jehu had executed God’s judgment for the evil of Ahab’s house - but he was ensnared by his Pride of his zeal. In the end, Jehu was destroyed by the evil he had judged in others.
Listen up Warrior, and take a lesson from Jehu!
Paul warn the Galatians of this snare of pride that can make them believe they’re better than others who have fallen into sin:
“Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
For each one shall bear his own load.”(Gal.6:1-5).
In our passion of Serving our Commander beware of the snare of Pride that whispers praise to you for your diligence, and your faithfulness, in serving God; telling you that you are better than others….”
Expose this lie with the Truth:
You and I are all dirt plus God, common dirt bags; and our faithfulness and diligence is Only Due to the Work of Holy Spirit In Our Heart making you and I Desire To Live Holy and Empowering you and I To Live Holy!” (Phil.2:13)
We’ve got Nothing To be Proud of Except Our Commander’s Work In Us, Making you and I more like Him every day as we walk with Him, And Love, Trust, and Obey Him.
Jesus said this well:
“I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.”(John 5:30).
“Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.” (John 14:10).
Listen up Warrior! Avoid the snare of pride by remembering and rehearsing Who You Are and Who God Is:
“You Are The Earthen Vessel - and God Himself Is The Treasure IN You, Working His Wonderful Works of Love, Grace, and Mercy THROUGH YOU. Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy