20 Apr

Lost in History

Lost in History

There is a grave reality in I Chronicles 5:18-26

These men were trained, able-bodied and ready for battle yet one thing robbed them of success and their legacy was soon lost, forgotten and destroyed.

Why? Verse 25 makes it all too clear.

What a reminder that the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. Sometimes the enemy comes from within and from the choices we make. Leave out one key ingredient and the recipe for success fails.

Show me your friends and I will show you your future. The half-tribe of Manasseh was half in and as a result, they along with their comrades, were exiled. They become impotent, ineffective and never reached their full potential.

Why? They were unfaithful to God and substituted him with other things.

Oh that we would be mindful that our legacy weighs in the balance based on the decisions we make and the company we keep.

We may be trained, ready and able-bodied men but without the Lord at our side, we will no doubt fail in the battle of life. Our legacy will not reach its full potential. It will fall short, no different than the half-tribe of Manasseh. Without the Lord we are destined to become unknown soldiers lost in history.

Are you all in or half baked? What do you have to lose? How about everything!

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