Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life
Today's Morsel:For all the schooling that I've had, I've never been in a class where the teacher didn't tell us, "Listen carefully to what I am about to tell you, because one day you might need it." During my Army training, "First aid" was a continuous subject that soldiers had to become proficient in as we never knew when we would have to use it on others or even ourselves. Paul told Timothy, "Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee" (1 Timothy 4:16). The doctrine of Jesus Christ and His apostles will not only save us, it will save others that hear it as well. Paul goes on to tell us, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope" (Romans 15:4). Many people today are losing or have already lost their hope of living. If Scripture gives us hope, why don't we inform them before it's too late. When I'm counseling with folks, I always try to get them to read the Bible and apply what they read because I know it will make a difference in their life. Paul also says that, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works" (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Because the scriptures are God-inspired, if we follow them, they will give us life. Take hold to instruction, correction, chastisement, discipline, and doctrine, it saves us.
Sing: When in service for my Lord, dark may be the night, but I'll cling more close to Him, He will give me light, Satan's snares may vex my soul, turn my thoughts aside, but my Lord goes ahead, He'll lead wherever betide.
O' I want to see Him, look upon His face, there to sing forever, of His saving grace, on the streets of glory, let me lift my voice, cares all past home at last ever to rejoice.