Wednesday, May 4, 2011

2011 May 4 - Morning Manna

Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.  He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. (Deuteronomy 32:1-4)

Today's Morsel:  I'm one of those people who believe that if you never strive for change you'll never change.  As stated before, if nothing changes, nothing changes.  I've heard people who continue to do wrong quickly say, "Well no one is perfect."  No, no one is perfect, in the sense of  being without error, but we are called to be perfect in the sense of completion.  To be satisfied with who we are and what we have.  When I'm complete in Christ, then my mistakes and wrong doings are few and far between.  If you aren't perfect yet, then what are you doing to get there?  Being perfect must be an achievable goal because Jesus said, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect" (Matthew 5:48).  God isn't going to be listening to excuses when you appear before Him.   Another thing people often say is, "Life isn't fair."  Who said that life isn't fair?  Jesus never said that life isn't fair.  He causes it to rain on the just and the unjust alike.  Moses said that God is just and right.  The word just is the root word for justice. Justice is fairness or reasonableness, especially in the way people are treated or decisions are made.  So if Jesus treats everyone the same, then how can we say that life isn't fair?  Just because my ancestors may have been forced into slavery, or someone loses their job, or someone has to go through foreclosure of their home, or someone faces sickness, or someone isn't hired because of their skin color, that doesn't mean life isn't fair.  What yardstick is used to determine fairness? For the Christian, the Bible is for us to use to determine fairness or not. We must stop looking for an exit route and stay on the straight and narrow pathway.  Jesus died for the entire world.  Therefore, salvation is free for everyone.  And I can't think of anything being fairer than that.

Sing:  He is fairer than the lily of the valley! He is brighter than the morning star! He is purer than the snow, fresher than the breeze, lovelier than all of these.

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