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The Lord desires servant-leaders who will stand firm in the face of adversity and use their authority justly, responsibly and accountably. The Lord always honor those kinds of leaders.
How many times have your heard, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”? It is most commonly heard among those floating in and out of fad diets. Once any of us resign ourselves to not being able to stay committed to eating and living healthy, we not only jump off the wagon with a whoop and holler, we rush the wagon right off the nearest cliff and feast upon our true desires without and further guilt.
From a metaphorical sense, Ancient Egypt represents modern society today. They worshiped so many gods, no one really knew which ones they believed nor whether they really believed any of them at all, but everyone exhibited tolerance to all the goods and went through the motions anyway.
Be careful! Your arrogance and pride may blind you into believing you are great because of whom you are, rather than who you belong.
Nations have roared and shown their teeth and claws throughout the millennia of mankind, but none have existed without the consent of God. Their actions have been blessed or cursed by God, as history attests. Once one nation rises up and claims greatness, choosing to exert their own will, walk their own ways, and guide themselves by their own wisdom WATCH OUT!
God’s greatest gift to us is the knowledge of true contentment in our lives.
Don’t stand on the outside looking in wondering how to become like those on the inside experiencing God’s blessings. Knowing what it takes, desiring it, and likewise, dreaming about it does not make it so.
If you seek God’s will, ways, and wisdom, you will find God’s love waiting for you. He created you to be who you are and wants you to seek his face to discover his smile. He will introduce you to the peace that surpasses all understanding and change the direction of your daily walk – you will know the Lord lives within you, just as he lives within all of us.
Do you understand that as the servant to the Lord you are the captive, yet the victor! Think about it. It is not about winning and losing, but overcoming to become what God has intended for you. What better way could you explain what it means to be saved?
As long as we stand firm in our faith, we will witness the Lord’s loving-kindness and mercy through all of our difficult times. Our faith will break the yoke of all our burdens.
…never assume your survival and salvation comes from anything you have merited or done. Our deliverance only comes through his grace and mercy alone – his everlasting, unyielding love for his people.
Even when our intentions appear to be good, are our intentions stirred by the right motives? We might fool ourselves and others, but never God. When we are engaged in God’s work, it is his name on the line, his reputation that matters.
Your attitudes and actions can serve to build up or tear down others around you. God leaves that choice to you, but leaves warning of the consequences or blessings that follow from our choices…How can we judge or criticize the attitudes and actions of others, especially those who represent our values and priorities if our own attitudes and actions are no better?
Just like the people of Israel and Judah, we too are subject to the same dangerous and destructive acts of jealousy, pride and arrogance. Those selfish acts still seek to turn our hearts from God’s will, ways, and wisdom.
Why are we still struggling to find peace and prosperity in our own communities, much less country? Is there a trend toward unifying churches or creating more divisions of the vision that Jesus proclaimed?
Why is it that God separated the day from the night? Is it because it makes us appreciate the light of day and fear the darkness and uncertainty of night? Without darkness how would we know to love and appreciate the light?
There is only one genuine “fear” that every person faces that is common to all of mankind – the fear of death. The choice is whether we will choose to make that fear a stumbling stone or stepping stone in our relationship with God. Fact: no earthly alliance can defeat the fear of death.
We all have a choice: listen and heed the call to race to God’s protection or witness the destruction and race to the spoils, only to find we too have been swept up in the same storms in life.
Even today, we need to be careful when we are jealous or afraid of certain conditions in our life and we seek God’s vengeance upon our enemies. God knows our motive? If we ask for selfish reasons, we stand the risk of God making major changes in our own lives to humble us.
Therefore, think twice before taking sides in a conflict in God’s House. God always prevails and a faithful remnant will be preserved long after the dust clears from the devastation that jealousies and conspiracies conspire to inflict for their selfish purposes.
God is not measuring the quantity of work you do for him, but your heart-felt willingness to do what he asks of you. In the God’s Kingdom, small tasks are as important as the highly visible mega tasks.
Who do you know who clings to the cords of deceit as the foundation of their lives? They spin evil as good, and dismiss good as evil! They are the same who find darkness comforting to hide their evil ways, and sleep during the light of day. They thirst for beer and wine and boast of their grand feats while under its influence. They idolize the wicked and perverse, and find fault in the righteous and innocent.
When arrogance and malevolence surround the actions and attitudes of someone, others are forced to leave or in many cases choose to leave. The end result: only the arrogant, hard-hearted remain with only their property and possessions to keep them company.
What will your song sound like about your life? Will it testify about your righteous life? Will it be a joyous song of praise or a dirge (funeral song)? For most of us, our song is still being written? How we respond to the challenges we face and where we place our trust will write the rest of our song.