Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2010 September 21 - Morning Manna

But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3:22-29).

Today's Morsel: Well, school has begun again. The students are back at school working, learning, and obtaining knowledge to help them throughout their lives. I have noticed that most people will go to school Monday through Saturday, but come Sunday, they will not go to Sunday School. Sunday school is a time for teaching and getting you rooted and grounded in the Word of God, and that is how you obtain success. As the Lord told Joshua, "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success" (Joshua 1:8). Many people will skip Sunday School, and show up for the preaching or evangelistic part of the service. Paul said that the foolishness of preaching is designed to save them that believe (1 Corinthians 1:21). Teaching, on the other hand, is designed to ground you in the Truth (Matthew 28:19). If all you do is hear preaching, pretty soon you aren't going to know what you believe. If you don't receive the teaching of God's Word, and get an understanding, you are going to become a dropout and you are not going to graduate with the class into the Kingdom of God. Paul said that the law was our school master to bring us to Christ. In other words, it was our teacher. The Law of the Lord is perfect, the Psalmist said, it coverts the soul (Psalms 19:7). Paul also told Titus, "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world" (Titus 2:11-12). Not only does the law teach us, but the grace of God also teaches us. Teaching is important for the soul. So make sure you are in all teaching sessions and open and study the books, the 66 books of the Bible, as it is this Book that brings about our success.

Sing: Show me Your ways, that I may walk with You. Show me Your ways, I put my hope in You.

Chorus: The cry of my heart is to love You more, to live with the touch of Your hand. Stronger each day, show me Your ways.

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