Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men. And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD (Jeremiah 9:1-3).
Today's Morsel: Have you ever seen a child trying to get an older person's hand open, a hand where one of their toys or a piece of candy they've been promised has been placed? If you will notice, those little hands seem to have a strong pull in their effort to get what they want. When we lived in Okinawa, I would watch church people sleep outside the post and base exchanges (PX/BX) all night just to be first in line for toys or clothing; yet you could never get them to be on time for church! It's amazing the amount of strength and energy we seem to have when it's something that we want. But when it comes to truth, people don't always seem to be too valiant about it. How eager are you for the truth? Daniel said, "And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits" (Daniel 11:32). Are you avid for the truth? Are you breaking down the doors of the church to get a front row seat so that you will know more about God? Are you pushing your way through the crowds at Christmas to get a new Bible? James said, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning" (James 1:17). Jesus said the truth shall make you free (John 8:32). So let me encourage you today, put some energy and strength towards getting the truth more than other things. Without Jesus, you can do nothing.
Sing: It shall be light in the evening time; the path to glory you will surely find through the water way; 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 has come; 'Tis a fact that God and Christ are one.