Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“To Love God Is To Hate Evil”
Text: Num. 16:26
“And he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Depart now from the tents of these wicked men! Touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins.”
A distinctive of God’s Warrior is that they Love God and Hate Evil! The Bible says this with an exclamation mark, in Psa.97:10 “You who love the LORD, hate evil!” This distinctive is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
Korah, Dathan, and Abiram; leaders in Israel have stirred up 250 other leaders and now the congregation in rebellion against God and His Servant Leader Moses. God is ready to judge them all for this rebellion against Him. Moses pleads with God not to judge the people. Notice he doesn’t plead for mercy for Korah, Dathan, and Abiram and the 250 leaders who have ‘gathered against Moses and Aaron.’ These men ‘loved evil and hated God.
The people however, have been ‘led’ like sheep by their leaders influence of evil. Moses tells the people to “....get away from the tents of these wicked men! Touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins.” The people separated themselves from the rebels and were not swallowed up alive as the rebels were - because they chose to Love God and Hate Evil.
As Warriors of God we know sin as our enemy Not our friend. It deceived us and separated us from our God. It played us like a puppet on a string. But no more! Now, we are mutual enemies. Now our new nature as children of God is to Love God and Hate Sin. This is why we “...Come out from among them. And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
“I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the LORD Almighty.” (2Corin. 6:17-18).
Listen up Warrior! Because we Love God Supremely we Hate even the appearance of evil! (1Thess.5:22). Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,