Monday, May 14, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 May 14

“Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart” (2 Timothy 2:22).

Today’s Morsel:  One of the things that I find about Joseph is he was a man of great character.  Scripture doesn’t tell me that, but somewhere Joseph understood that God was a righteous God and that sin must be avoided at all cost.  Even when he was tempted by Potiphar’s wife to lie with her, Joseph refused and ran away.  And because he ran away, he was accused by Potiphar’s wife and found himself in prison, but God was with him.  Paul told Timothy to flee youthful lust.  Not only should we flee lusts of uncleanness, lasciviousness, filthiness, follies, and vanities; we should flee such lusts as come against the ministers of the Gospel, such as vain glory, popular applause, seeking the pre-eminence, and contentions and contempt of others.  We must have a heart like Joseph and flee.  We must have a heart like Daniel and pray.  We must have a heart like David and worship.  Don’t ever be afraid to run from wrong and evil.

Sing: Running for my life, I’m running for my life.  Running for my life, I’m running for my life.  If anybody asks you, what’s the matter with me, tell them I’m saved, sanctified, Holy Ghost filled, water baptized.  I've got Jesus on my side and I'm running for my life.

Thought For Today:  Flee youthful lust!

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