When I think of Jesus, I find my Savior, my Lord, my protector, my provider. I can go on and on but what I want to you to to take away from this is I want to be tell you about the warrior. When I think about Him knowing that He would lay down His life to save me, a nobody, someone who could decide to walk away from the calling He has put on my life He still said not my will but yours. That’s what He told the Heavenly Father and I think He saw me and knew I could not make it with Him. So do you see the warrior in my Jesus?
No greater love can a man show that he would lay down his life for a friend. So I pray we lay down this flesh and war in the spirit for our family and friends and the friends we don’t know .
David was a man after Gods heart . When he was young he had to deal with a lot of things as a Shepard that trained him to be a warrior in the flesh. I also think all that alone time gave him time to worship God and hear Gods voice and fear God. He also knew God was his source. He even fell a time or two but he knew that he had to repent and get back in the favor of God. A good warrior knows where his strength come from.
Samson was a mighty warrior for the Lord. But I cant help but to see the arrogant side of him. The Lord gave him super human strength, so much that he killed a thousand Philistines with the jaw bone from a donkey. He ripped a lions jaw apart as if it were a young goat. He picked up the gates of the city and carried them on his shoulders to the top of the hill across from Hebron. Towards the end he showed his arrogance when Delilah asked him time and time again to reveal the secret behind his strength. Each time he told her a lie about his secret. Each time the Philistines would try to take him away, but he broke free. He was so blinded by his arrogance that when he finally told her the truth, he figured I’ll just break free as I have done in the past. He did not even realize the Lord had left him. We must be careful not to get arrogant in our walk with Christ, it will lead to tempting sin, one day waking up to find that the Lord has left you. In the end I believe the Lord forgave him, because he gave him back his strength. We too can be forgiven, we have an advocate with the Father in Christ Jesus if we truly repent.
STRENGTH AND HONOR!
Boaz embodies the example of how we should treat one another. whether you are taking care of a family member, a neighbor, or a foreigner from another land who has fallen on hard times. (Ruth 2:15-16) When Ruth went back to work again, Boaz ordered his young men, “Let her gather grain right among sheaves without stopping her. And pull out some heads of barley from the bundles and drop them on purpose for her. Let her pick them up and do not give her a hard time.” What was very little to a wealthy man made all the difference to Ruth and Naomi. Something that my be insignificant to you and me could be a blessing for someone else!
Strength and Honor!