Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Nehemiah 10 & 11)
“The Warrior’s Covenant”
Text: Nehemiah 10:29
“these joined with their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse and an oath to walk in God’s Law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and His ordinances and His statutes:”
“The Warrior’s Covenant,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
The Leaders and the people of Israel didn’t “make” a covenant, they “cut” a covenant; blood had to be spilled to seal this covenant - in this case an animal was “cut” and sacrificed.
The terms of their covenant touched the personal, family, and work areas of their life.
Personal; keeping and walking in obedience to all God’s Law.
Family; not allowing marriage with unbelievers (v.30). And
Work, keeping the Sabbath Holy, not doing business on the Sabbath (v.31).
The cost of cutting a covenant with God is Your Life!
It cost Jesus Christ His Life as Son of Man on the Cross and it costs the Warrior their Life also!
No more living our life for ourself, our own selfish desires, and the passing pleasures of this world. We present our Life as a Living Sacrifice unto our God every day (Rom.12:1-2).
Our Commander Jesus Christ cut a Covenant with You and I on the Cross as our PeaceMaker between God and Man. He is the PeaceMaker Whose birth we celebrate every day, not just once a year.
The Warrior’s Covenant with their God extends through every area of their life; Personal, Family, and our Work.
First, we keep and walk in obedience to all God’s commands, personally....(v.29)
Then we practice holiness in our family by not being unequally yoked together with unbelievers (2Corin.6:14). We don’t marry unbelievers....(v.30)
Then we Work honestly with integrity without compromising our spiritual commitment to keep and walk in obedience to all God’s commands...... (v.31).
This is the Warrior’s Covenant with their Commander Almighty God! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,