Tuesday, October 1, 2013

2013 October 1 - Morning Manna

For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.(Mark 9:49-50)
Today's Morsel: I don't think a day goes by what I don't hear someone talking about what is good for you and what isn't. I hear people and commercials say that fish oil is good for you. And now someone says it isn't. I heard some say an aspirin a day is good for you, and now some say it isn't. I'm sure someone will tell the farmer pretty soon that the salt block his cows are licking is bad for them. Who decides and writes in all this mess and confusion? As Paul asked the church at Galatia, "O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth...(Galatians 3:1). I'm afraid that too many people are allowing too many who do not know God to make their decisions for them about what is good and what isn't. Paul said, "For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving"(1 Timothy 4:4). You see every meat offering for sacrifice was to be salted. "And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt" (Leviticus 2:13). As living sacrifices we must have salt within ourselves. We must be tasty. Salt is symbolic of soundness, sweetness, wholesomeness and acceptability. But if the salt loses its power to season what it is brought into contact with, it's useless. Salt is tasty and able to prevent meats from decaying and rotting. I heard some say that salt is bad for you. I disagree with them because Jesus said that salt is good. Whose report will you believe? The last time I checked, He was still the Chief Physician and He said that we must have salt in ourselves because it is good.
Sing:  Salt! Salt ! More salt, a little bit more salt, we all need to have in us. Salt!

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