Friday, January 20, 2012

2012 January 20 - Morning Manna

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24)
Today's Morsel: When you became a Christian did you transfer your loyalty to Jesus, too? When the children of Israel came out of Egypt, many of them never transferred their loyalty to God. They wanted to return to Pharaoh and be under his leadership and bondage each time there was a challenge or hardship. Notice scripture: "And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness! And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt? And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt" (Numbers 14:1-4). They never transferred their loyalty. They wanted to go back. If you never transfer your loyalty to Jesus, each time you have a challenge or issue that you can't seem to find an answer for or know what to do, you will want to return to the world. Challenges and issues are for development and to see what you are made of, while also helping you learn problem solving techniques. When God called us out of darkness, we needed to come to Him with all of our loyalty, dedication, commitment and zeal no matter what uncertainty lies before us. If our God is great, and He is, and if God be for us, and He is, then when He brings us out, and says that He's taking us to a better place, we need to heed His warnings and fret not, because you can't serve two masters. "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage " Paul said (Galatians 5:1). If Jesus is your Master, then you need to let Satan go.
Sing: He brought me out of the miry clay, He set my feet on the rock to stay, He put a song in my soul today, a song of praise, Hallelujah!

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