Saturday, July 28, 2012

2012 July 28 - Morning Manna

And they returned from searching of the land after forty days. And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land. And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there. The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan. And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. (Numbers 13:25-33)

Today's Morsel:  I have come to realize it that in the King James Version of the Bible, two words aren't used. The words positive and negative. But we do find the words evil and good all throughout scriptures. The word evil is mentioned over 569 times in scripture and the word negative isn't mentioned at all. Maybe the world likes using the word negative because it doesn't seem as harsh as the wordevil. I think if the church were to use the word evil the way that God intended for it to be used, it would cause people to reevaluate themselves in the light of God's word and repent. The men who Moses sent to espy out the land didn't return with a negative report, they brought up an evil report. Paul didn't say that in the last days that negative seducers would wax worse and worse, he said that evil seducers shall wax worse and worse. Even though Joshua and Caleb saw the same thing as the others who brought the evil report, they knew that their God was able to deliver. Because both life and death are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:20), we need to be careful how we present our reports. Even if it looks terrible, God is good and God is able.

Sing: God is good all the time. God is good all the time. God is good all the time, for unmerited favor, I'll stand up and sing, God is good all the time.

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