Monday, October 26, 2009

Have You Trained for War?

From the beginning it was God’s plan to give Israel the Promised Land.
He sovereignly led Abraham there. The land was for him and all of his heirs.

Israel prospered through trials stout until the land was burdened by drought.
That is how Jacob landed in Egypt. It was easy to go there but hard to leave it.

They were enslaved four hundred years til God called Moses to deliver his peers.
Moses led Israel by God’s mighty hand. Then it was Joshua who led the strange band.

God brought them to the promised border, said “be of good courage” and gave the order.
With him was Caleb, an old man of might, who helped teach the young folks how to fight.

The prize wasn’t won by the diplomat corps; the land had to be taken by force in war.
Joshua led his troops into battle seizing the land, the homes and the cattle.

This story repeats for each generation, for the battle continues without cessation.
So learn now this truth unwise to ignore: It’s time to man up and train for war.

Judges 3:1-41 These are the nations the LORD left to test all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan 2(he did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience): 3 the five rulers of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites living in the Lebanon mountains from Mount Baal Hermon to Lebo Hamath. 4 They were left to test the Israelites to see whether they would obey the LORD's commands, which he had given their forefathers through Moses. (NIV)

What are you doing to train your fam? Do you teach God’s ways; not just man’s?
The end is near; it’s time to pray for our kids to serve God and walk in His way.

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