Monday, June 9, 2014

June 7, 2014   

Today's Photograph . . . . Boys Love To Play Army  (Don H)
Bible Study Verse
Nahum 2:1
He who scatters  has come up before your face. man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Fortify your power mightily. (NKJV) 
These words were in reality a sarcastic challenge to Nineveh. Several generations before, they had listened to Jonah's prophecy and repented of their sins. But now they were at it again, rebelling, and ignoring God's call to live for Him. So God issued a warning: He was coming up against them and there was nothing they could do in their own power to stop Him. Soon after Nahum prophesied this, the great city of Nineveh fell.

When I was a kid, my friends and I played army. We built forts, guarded trails, added friends (or pets) to our ranks, and toted the biggest cap gun we had in our toy chest arsenal. This is what little boys do. It helps build character. And if I recall correctly, we won every battle, even when we purposely stacked the odds against ourselves! 
(Don H)

Action Point
As it was with Nineveh, it's our nature to rebel and to ignore God's call - to live for Him. Eventually, having built forts in our own power, they fall, our roads fold, flanks flounder, and our strength fails. 
Remember, the God who scattered Nineveh is also the Savior who saves people from their sins. 
Seek shelter in His stronghold. Stay on the straight and narrow way. Study to show yourself approved. And suit up with the whole armor of God.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Boys love to play army. Let them. Equip your son, or a boy you mentor, with camo make-up, camo material, army surplus clothing, dog tags, and other things that will make his play fun (and that he can use in outdoor activities). It will help build character and make for fond memories in later years. And don't forget to take pictures of him!