Friday, April 9, 2010

2010 April 9 - Morning Manna

And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. (Genesis 2:25)
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? (Genesis 3:7-11).

Today’s Morsel: The word “gymnasium” comes from the Greek word Gymnos, which means “naked.” That is how the ancient Greek athletes all practiced, in the raw. So, now you know why when you go to the gym, everyone is naked. Hummm!! If you notice, once Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit and they immediately knew that they were naked. But prior to that, they were not ashamed of their nakedness. After they disobeyed God, they realized they were naked and they tried to hide themselves. Sin always reveals to you that you are open and naked before God. This is why we always feel bad within ourselves when we do wrong. Sin may always present a beautiful picture to you, but once you partake of it, it is going to reveal who you really are. Sin always attacks your integrity. Disobedience is a violation of your integrity because it shows you that you cannot be trusted by your own self. Jeremiah said, the heart is deceitful and desperately wicked who can k now it (Jeremiah 17:9). So let me encourage you today, get yourself covered in the blood of Jesus and stay there so that your nakedness will not be revealed before Him. Your sin will surely find you out, and it is only through His blood, the blood of Jesus, that we are made whole.

Sing: The blood, that Jesus shed for me, way back on Calvary, it’s the blood that gives me strength from day to day; it will lose its power. For it reaches to the highest mountain, and it flows to the lowest valley, it’s the blood, that gives me strength, from day to day, and it will never lose its power.

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