Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2014 April 23 - Morning Manna

In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.   (Proverbs 12:28)
Today's Morsel: Last November, my wife and I went back to my home state of North Carolina to do a revival for the church that I grew up in as a kid and to see family.  As we were driving around, I wanted her to see some of the paths that we had made a kids walking through the woods going from our house to our cousins' and friends' homes.  But I noticed that all the paths through the woods and through the fields that we had made when we were kids were now all grown over and impassable.  I was trying to show her some of them, but there was no way of getting through them or driving on them, due now to the heavy shrubbery.  Solomon calls our attention to the value of a life of righteousness.  He said that the righteous have a pathway and that there isn't any death there. You see, Solomon understood that righteousness makes you a child of God, but unrighteousness makes you a child of the devil ( 1John 3:10).  When we view the book of Revelation, the saints in heaven are clothed in white linen, which John said is the righteousness of saints. "And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints"(Revelation 19:8).  No one can get to heaven who does not do right; as sin cannot enter there.  When is the last time you checked your map to review the path you are on. "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death" (Proverbs 14:12).  If we remain in His pathway, it leads us to eternal life.
Sing:  Oh there's a highway to heaven, none can walk up there, but the pure in heart. Oh there's a highway to heaven, walking up the King's highway.

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