Tuesday, July 24, 2012

2012 July 24 - Morning Manna

And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace" (Luke 7:36-50)
Today's Morsel: When is the last time you stood in church and told the congregation what Jesus has done for you in your life? You know, we don't hear people testifying anymore. This portion of service seems to be over looked these days. If one generation is to declare to the next generation the things of God, shouldn't testimony service be a part of the service? When Jesus opened the eyes of the blind man, and also the man at the pool of Bethesda who was lame was healed, they each went to the synagogue to give God thanks so that others could see them. But today, people don't seem to share what God has done and is doing in their life. We overcome by the words of our testimony and the blood of the Lamb, John said. After Mary Magdalene poured her precious ointment upon Jesus, and Jesus forgave her of her sins. Now everyone in the church community around the world knows of and has heard of her testimony. And should the Lord tarry, others who will come will hear it, too. Don't hide your testimony of what the Lord has done for you, someone may need to hear it.
Sing: I came to Jesus, weary, worn, and sad, He took my sins away, He took my sins away, and now His love has made my heart so glad, He took my sins away.
He took my sins away, He's took my sins away, and He keeps me singing every day! I'm so glad He took my sins away, He took my sins away.

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