Friday, September 14, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 September 14

“And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha. And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria” (2 Kings 6:17-19).

Today’s Morsel:  Have you ever been angry at someone else that you didn’t really know because you believed what someone else told you about them?  Well, it happens quite often.  We may say that we don’t, but we humans usually draw our likes of people based on what we hear about them. Most people hate elected officials because of what they hear about them.  For example, a few weeks ago, a young lady knocked on my door handed me a flyer for an upcoming election.  I asked her to tell me why I should vote for the individual?  And she began to tell me all the negative things about the person who was currently in office.  I said to her, "Have you ever met him?"  She replied no she hadn't.   I asked her then how did she know all these evil things she was saying about him?  Then I proceeded to ask her, "Tell me what your candidate stands for?"  And with a somewhat saddened countenance, she said, "I don’t know."  I said to her, "So, you want me to vote for someone that you don’t know anything about, but, yet the other person is evil?"  I told her that this is not the way you should go about this.  If she were going to be involved then she should have some knowledge of the person she was campaigning for, and not just take what she hears others say as truth.  She thanked me and left.  When the men came looking for Elisha and God blinded them, He told them that that was not the way.  Our anger of others because of what we hear could put us in the wrong way.  Solomon said, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12).  Be certain of the truth, do not draw your conclusions based on what you hear, know the truth for yourself.  

Sing:  It shall be light in the evening time; The path to glory you will sure find through the waterway; it is the light today.  Baptized in Jesus’ name.  Young and old, repent of all your sin, then the Holy Ghost will enter in.  The evening time had come; Tis a fact that God and Christ are one.


Thought For Today:  “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

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