Saturday, January 5, 2013

2013 January 5 - Morning Manna

And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
(Luke 18:1-8)

Today's Morsel: I have seen a sad trend with some, that the longer they are in the church, the more shallow their faith becomes. Shouldn't it be that the longer one is in the church the stronger their faith is. One would think that the longer one knows one, that one would know a lot more about the other. If we are sons of God, shouldn't we know Our Father and what He is capable of doing? Shouldn't our faith in Our Father be of such a level that there is no doubt in our minds of His capabilities? When the writer of Hebrews admonished us, "But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak" (Hebrews 6:9), he was saying, your faith should never drop below par. He was saying there are just some things that came with your salvation that you should know and have developed in you now. He said that your faith should be the same or even higher than when you first came to know God. Jesus said men ought always to pray, and not to faith. He spoke of the woman who wanted her adversary gone and spoke to her persistency in the one who could do something about it. And then He said, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? In other words, am I going to find the same persistency of faith you had in Me when you began. Jesus gave us the key to achieving this kind of faith and maintaining it when He said that men ought always to pray. All prayer is is a putting forth of your faith. If we pray, "Lord, Thy will be done" in all our prayers we won't be discouraged if what we want doesn't happen. Because we prayed that His will be done not ours. Someone said, "If you're going to worry, don't pray. But if you are going to pray, then don't worry."

Sing: Trials dark on every hand and we cannot understand all the ways that God will lead us to that blessed promised land, but He'll guide us with His eye, and we'll follow till we die, we will understand it better by and by.

By and by, when the morning come, and all the saints of God are gathering home, we will tell the story how we over come and we'll understand it better by and by.

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