Thursday, January 8, 2015

2015 January 8 - Morning Manna

But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he? All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not
(1 Corinthians 10:20-23).

Today's Morsel: Having just completed a tour to the Holy Land last month, each morning and evening we were greeted/blessed with a good smorgasbord of fine food and cuisine for breakfast and dinner, all included in our tour package.   And because there was so much great food, I had to use a lot of self-discipline to ensure that I did not exceed my weight limit for our return flight (humor).  But think about this for a moment.  Each Sunday around the world, pastors and ministers are laying out a smorgasbord of  great spiritual food, but many folks still choose to eat at Satan's table.  Or many that come to the house of God choose to pick and choose what they consume from the feast set before them.  Paul said that we cannot eat at the Lord's table and the table of the devil. In other words, when you say that you are a Christian, then you should not be partaking in anything that will defile the temple of God, which you are.  Even though alcohol, tobacco, movies, and television and many other things are all lawful (legal), it could mean that you are partaking at the devil's table. This is why as Christians, you have to have self-discipline and know why you are doing what you are doing.  Just because things are lawful, those same things  may hinder your spiritual growth and development.

Sing: "Come and Dine", the Master calleth, "Come and Dine"; You may feast at Jesus' table all the time; He who fed the multitude, turned the water into to wine, to the hungry calleth now, "Come and Dine."

Thought for Today:  Stay away from the devil's table.

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