Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 September 11

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent” (Revelation 3:14-19).

Today’s Morsel:  Of the seven churches mentioned in the book of Revelation, the church of the Laodice seemed to think that they had need of nothing; like some folks who think that they don’t need Jesus or the church until it is too late.  They think that they can make it on their own.  They think that their job and career will get them to where they want to be in life.  But they fail to realize that all good things do come to an end.  Solomon said that where there is no counsel the people fall, but in the multitude of counselors, there is safety (Proverbs 11:14).  Jesus’ counsel to this church was to realize their error and to not think that they were in a perfect state because they were not.  Rather to buy from Him the things that would last.  How about us, are we investing in what will last or in the temporary things of this world?

Sing:  Room for Jesus, King of glory! Hasten now, His word obey.  Swing the heart’s door widely open; Bid Him enter while you may.

Thought For Today:  There is safety in counsel.

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