Tuesday, April 12, 2011

2011 April 12 - Morning Manna

Then Job answered and said, I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? (Job 9:1-2)

Today's Morsel: Do you ever wonder how you can get it all right with God?  I've had people say to me, "I'm trying pastor, believe me I'm trying, but as soon as someone says something that I don't like, there's something inside that comes out of me." Hummm!  And so I say to them, "So there is something  that is inside of you, what is it?"  And they say, "I just don't know."  Ever feel like that?  There's something there, but we don't know what it is.  James said,  "Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish" (James 3:13-15).  Have you opened yourself back up for evil spirits to come back in?  This is why we are told to come out of the world after we are born again of the water and the spirit.  Solomon said, a good man is satisfied from himself (Proverbs 14:14).  Bildad the Shuhite had just finished talking with Job and telling him, "Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers" (Job 8:20), to which Job tells him, "I know it is so of a truth, but how should man be just with God?"  In other words, how can man get it right?  How can we get our lives in line with God?  Solomon said, " Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word" (Psalms 119:9).  Jesus said, " Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you (John 15:3). Therefore, if you want to be right with God, you have to obey His Word.  You have to bring your life in line with His life.  You have to be Holy the same way He is holy.  We must let the mind of Christ be in us.  If there's something inside of you that keeps rising up every time someone says something that you don't like, or you feel a little bit of temper taking place, you need more Word inside of you.  You'll never be right with God until you are right with yourself.  John tells us, "Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother"(1 John 3:7-10).

Sing: Just a closer walk with Thee, grant it, Jesus, is my plea. Daily walking close to Thee, let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

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