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A Different ArmyPosted Saturday, December 22, 2012, at 6:56 AM
Isaiah 11 (NIV)
6 The wolf will live with the lamb,
7 The cow will feed with the bear,
8 The infant will play near the cobra's den,
9 They will neither harm nor destroy
Carnivores (meat-eaters) and herbivores (grazers) have different personalities that inherently make them incompatible. One sees the other as a threat. Another sees one as a meal. Wolves hunt in packs, leopards singularly. Each has basic instincts, have learned behaviors, live in different environments. And yet Isaiah saw on GOD's holy mountain these different personalities living together in peace, not harming, not destroying.
Go down a few verses more in Isaiah 11 from the Message...
13 The jealousy of Ephraim will dissolve,
14 Blood brothers united, they'll pounce
On GOD's holy mountain instead of our differences being a hindrance to fellowship and witnessing they complement each other. The deep theologian, the debater, the poet, and the quiet one each play a role by GOD's design. Instead of each struggling to keep what they have together they go out to give away what GOD has given them. Instead of church being in survival mode it goes into attack mode.
A Different Army
The theologian confuses
Each part of an army
Each one has a role
Tools used to build up
The confused find answers
On GOD's holy mountain
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I have the heart of a poet, the eye of an artist, and dress like a bum. I am no one important. No title, no position, no authority. Just a normal person. But I know Jesus. And Jesus knows me. And this relationship has changed my life and continues to change my life. I have no desire to be known but great desire for others to know Jesus. I would like to blog about Jesus, christian living, church, hurting, hope. I do not want to lead this blog but follow it wherever it leads.