Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox. (Proverbs 14:4)
Today's Morsel: The story is told of a Russian farmer who had many cows. One cold winter in Russia, a strong snow storm was coming and the farmer did not have enough room to place all is cows. And so he told His wife that he would have to place some of them in the living room until after winter. But the wife said no way. But it was either that or lose the cows. And so it was agreed that it would only be until the storm passed . But the winter lasted longer than expected and the cows were allowed to remain in the house all winter. At the onset, the stench was unbearable, but over a period of time, even the farmer's wife became used to the smell and it became bearable. That's how sin is in our lives, we know it is there, we can see what it is doing, but we allow it to remain. And so over a period of time, we become accustom to it and pretty soon it no longer bothers us. Solomon said that where there is no oxen the crib is clean. When we are free from sin in our lives, we too are clean and vessels fit for the Masters use.
Sing: He took my sins away, He took my sins away, and He keeps me singing every day; I'm so glad, He took my sins away, He took my sins away.
Thought for Today: Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.