Wednesday, April 7, 2010

2010 April 7 - Morning Manna

The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever (Psalms 9:17-18).

Today’s Morsel: We have all at one time or another heard or read jokes about heaven and hell. We’ve heard or read jokes about people going to hell and Satan offering them a deal; or they go to heaven and Saint Peter meets them at the gate and gives them a quiz to get in. And we all laugh, as humor is good medicine. But even though people may joke about heaven and hell, heaven and hell are no joke. They are both real places. When Jesus told the parable of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke chapter 16, He said that after their death; Lazarus is in Abraham’s bosom, and the rich man is in hell. He told this parable to enlighten us as to both places and to let us know that we decide which one we will dwell in after this life. The psalmist said that the wicked and all nations that forget God shall be turned into hell. The children of Israel was warned by Moses, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage” (Deuteronomy 6:4-12). He told them do not forget God. But we know, according to scripture, that they forgot all about God and the Bible tells us their end. What about you, have you forgotten God and what He’s done for you? Paul said: “It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:11-15). I pray that you never forget God. You will never find anything else to replace Him, nothing else will satisfy your soul and be a dear friend to you.

Sing: Jesus, I’ll never forget what you’ve done for me. Jesus, I’ll never forget how you set me free. Jesus, I’ll never forget how you brought me out; Jesus, I’ll never forget, no never.

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