Good Morning Warrior!
Hallelujah, It’s The Lord’s Day!
(1Samuel 4 & 5)
“Worshipping The Treasure In The Vessel”
Text: 1Samuel 4:3
“And when the people had come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why has the LORD defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD from Shiloh to us, that when it comes among us it may save us from the hand of our enemies.”
“Worshipping The Treasure In The Vessel,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning
This is what was missing in by a Israel during these dark years of the Judges. She “Worshipped” the “ceremony” of the Law (the”vessel”) instead of Yahweh” (“The Treasure”).
God was a “lucky charm” to be used only when you’re desperate; then you can set Him aside until you need Him again…..
What a horrible way to treat Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Israel was “confident” in the vessel of the Ark; but they were unaware that The Treasure was no longer in the vessel. Israel “replaced” The Treasure with their empty works of religious ceremony.
They asked themselves, “why has the Lord defeated us today before the Philistines?”
God was no longer The Treasure in the Vessel - they were; and they were no match for Any enemy without God!
The Bible reminds us that we are God’s vessel Andrew dwelling place, and we carry Him as our Treasure!
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed
— always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.” (2Corin.4:7-10)
Praise and Worship The Treasure in You Warrior! Don’t be so caught up in the emotion and celebration of “the vessels,” that you forget about “The Treasure” Who Is The Target of Our Life, Our Praise, and Our Worship.
Keep Your Praise and Worship PERSONAL, UP CLOSE, and INTIMATE with Your Commander and King!
He IS The Treasure Inside You!
Guard Your Treasure as you Guard Your Heart, every day!
“Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life.”(Prov.4:23)
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy