Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(1Samuel 8:1 - 9:14)
“The Likeness We Bear”
Text: 1Sam. 8:19-20
“Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, “No, but we will have a king over us,
that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.”
“The Likeness We Bear,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. It’s wonderful to watch children grow up into the likeness of their parents. You can tell who their parents are by The Likeness of Their Parents that The Children Bear. Yet this physical likeness doesn’t always extend to a spiritual and moral likeness. This spiritual and moral likeness is a Choice that must be learned and practiced.
All of mankind was made “in the image and likeness of God;” (Gen.1:26-27), yet sadly some of mankind have not yet learned and practiced the spiritual and moral likeness of God. That is the root of the evil in this world today; man was created in the image of God but learns and lives the spiritual and moral likeness of the devil.
God gives us a choice as to The Likeness We Bear.
Israel in this dark period of the Judges, told Samuel that “we will have a king over us,
that we also may be like all the nations,”. They were created by God in His likeness, and as His people; but they Chose To Bear The Likeness of all the nations around them. They chose to bear the image of the devil.
Simply stated, “We Bear The Likeness Of Who We Love Supremely!”
Israel rejected God as their King and instead wanted a king who was like them, a lover of the world and wickedness. This is a picture of most of mankind today.
Here’s our lesson from this my fellow Warrior! Our Commander Jesus Christ, Son of Man is our Model and Our Hero. He IS the express image of God the Father;
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.” (Col.1:15).
The Likeness You Bear is the Image and Likeness of Your Commander! You Were Created in His Image, You Were Born Again in His Image, (Rom.8:29), and You Learn and Practice Living in His Spiritual and Moral Likeness every day:
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2Corin.3:18).
We do this by meeting with Him for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner every day; and applying to our life what we learn from Him. Holy Spirit is our Helper, Teacher, and Power Source to Learn and Practice godliness. Our Physical Likeness and Spiritual Likeness must line up at all times. Supreme Love Will Make This Happen. God’s Love For You and Your Love For God! People Will Know That We’re Warriors By The Likeness We Bear, the Image of Our King!
“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”(John 13:35). The Likeness We Bear IS The Likeness of our King! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,