Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. (Deuteronomy 4:2)
Today's Morsel: One of the things about playing the online game "Words With Friends" on the IPad is that it will not allow you to play words that aren't really words. I will agree that sometimes some of my friends use words that I've never heard before. When I try to use some words that I know are words, because they aren't in the system, the game won't allow me to play them. So I guess the IPad must have read Moses' instructions, "Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you." I believe the reason so many people have trouble serving God is that they try to add to His word to make it fit their liking. But James tells us, "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed" (James 1:22-25). We can't change God's Word if we expect it to help us. We have to take it at face value.
Sing: Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little to one to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me, Yes, Jesus loves me, yes, Jesus loves me, for the Bible tells me so.