Mighty hunter

Mighty hunter

He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; that is why it is said, ‘Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the LORD’ (Genesis 10:9, NIV) I have read this verse many times in my readings through Genesis, but for some reasons it did not catch my attention until just recently. The verse says that Nimrod, who was a descendant of one of Noah’s sons (Ham), was not just a hunter; he was a mighty hunter. But he was more than just a mighty hunter; he was a mighty hunter before the Lord. What does this mean? I believe this means that Nimrod did his hunting – a very common activity in that day – as doing it for the Lord. Though hunting was a common activity and had nothing special or spiritual about it, Nimrod hunted as hunting for the Lord and gave it his best. For him hunting was not just an occupation or a way of getting his food; it was an act of worship.

You too can do whatever there is to do in these “Covid-19 days” (however common, small or mundane) for the Lord; and when you do this it changes from being just a job or a chore or a common activity to becoming an act of worship, which in turn makes God happy. What we need is to change our attitude and stop thinking of work merely as an activity to help us earn a living or pass time and recognize it as a gift from God, remembering that God is present as we do it.

There is no wrong place or time to serve God. You can worship and serve God anywhere. The Lord has placed you where you are in life for His purpose. You can serve Him anywhere, including where you are right now. How? Paul said it like this, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” (Colossians 3:23) Do this and become a mighty spouse, parent, child, neighbour, businessperson, student, employer, medical professional, etc. before the Lord. Remember, God is always present in every part of our lives. We are always before Him.

May God enable you to do whatever you have to do today as doing it for Him, so that when your turn comes to stand before Him you will hear Him say those “magic words” to you: “Well done, good and faithful servant!”

May God make you a mighty ________ (you fill in the blank) before Him today and always!

Blessed week ahead!

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