Wednesday, March 14, 2012

2012 March 14 - Morning Manna

For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God (Hebrews 3:4).

Today's Morsel: Do you ever stop and consider the amount of time and work that went into the home that you now live in. It all began with a thought. And that thought was placed on paper and drawn to scale called a blue print. The blue print was handed to man called a builder and that builder was hired to ensure it met the specifications of the blue print. So the builder hired carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and masons to get the job done. Much time and effort just to please you. We can look at this and go wow! But none of the items they used were created by the builder or the people that he hired. From the human that does the work, to the materials that were used, they were all made by God. John said that all things were made by Him and without Him was not anything made that were made (John 1:3). Jesus has made all things. The psalmist said, "Except the LORD builds the house, they labour in vain that build it" (Psalms 127:1). As temples of God, Paul said, we must be careful how we build. Our structure will be tested to see how we’ve built. The story is told of a father who owned a building company and his son was his helper. One day the father placed his son in charge and gave him the details for the construction of a new home. The son decided to take shortcuts and use cheaper materials to save money and cost. When the home was finished he showed it to his father. The father asked him if he was proud of the home he had built. Smiling from ear to ear, the son said, “Yes sir!” The father handed him the keys and said, "Good because this in your new home." We must not take short cuts, but stay in the straight and narrow way. We all need the Lord to prefect us. If He’s not the one that’s building us, we will surely fall.
Sing:Now I belong to Jesus, Jesus belongs to me, not for the years of time along, but for eternity.

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