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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Redefining Success

"Then the officers shall speak to the people, saying, 'Is there any man who has built a new house and has not dedicated it? Let him go back to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man dedicate it. 6 And is there any man who has planted a vineyard and has not enjoyed its fruit? Let him go back to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man enjoy its fruit. 7 And is there any man who has betrothed a wife and has not taken her? Let him go back to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man take her.'" Deuteronomy 20:5-7 ESV

Verse 5: It is more important to be successful on the home front, than it is on the battlefront.
Verse 6: It is more important to be successful in harvest field, than on the battlefield.
Verse 7: It is more important to be successful in consummating covenants, than conquering with comrades.

There are many more valuable endeavors than being a war hero. Our time will come to fight, but when it does let us make sure our home is in order. Let our sense OF fulfillment come from our finished homes, our fruitful fields and our finalized covenants, and not our bloodshed.

Gentlemen, let's go back to our houses.

(Inspiration from today's Scripture reading.)

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