Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 49:23-50:46
In today’s reading, there is a reference to setting up the standard or raising the banner. Scholars tell us that the word used here can mean a rallying point, a signal, a banner or a flag.
A flag can tell us a lot about a nation or it’s people. A flag becomes a symbol of that body. It can become so revered, that it can cause men and women fight to their death for it’s cause. God has planted His flag in our lives. It is up to us to chose to keep the flag high in our lives. But, sadly, too many Christian want to lower the flag.
1 Peter 2.9 says “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own peculiar people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.” That means that as God’s children, we have many identities. As a chosen generation, we are adopted family members who have been offered salvation. As a royal priesthood, we have a responsibility from the King to be leaders in this world of darkness. As a holy nation, we are a tribe of saints who are gathered in a troop to swarm in to the enemy under the guidance of our commander. As a peculiar people, we are God’s special treasure that He alone possesses.
Just like the flag, or lives should be high and prominent point to God in our lives.