Friday, May 10, 2013

2013 May 10 - Morning Manna

Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.(1 Peter 2:1-10)
Today's Morsel: When I was a kid growing up in North Carolina and living in the country, we would walk along the road and pull this weed that we called a "sour weed." We would suck on it, and out of it would come this juice that was somewhat sour, but tasted sweet after you swallowed it. Maybe that's why Solomon said "The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet" (Proverbs 27:7). Peter tells us, "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby." When we are willing to suck from God's Word, we can obtain a clear understanding and get the true meaning of what is being said so that we can apply it to our lives and grow spiritual and not be barren in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. David tells us to taste and see that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8). He said that God's Word is sweeter than the honey in the honeycomb (Psalms 19:10). When we desire the sincere milk of God's Word, we will be able to stand in the times of adversity, affliction, and anguish, because our spiritual bones will be strong. Friend, there is honey in the Rock for you.
Sing: Oh, my brother do you know the Savior, who is wondrous, kind and true, He's the rock of your salvation. There is honey in the rock for you.
Oh, honey in the rock (oh, honey in the rock), Sweet honey in the rock (sweet honey in the rock), Oh, it tastes just like honey in the rock, Go taste and see if the Lord is good, Oh, it tastes just like honey in the rock.

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