Tuesday, August 18, 2015

2015 August 18 - Morning Manna

  These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
(1 Timothy 3:14-16)

Today's Morsel: Good behavior in the church seems to be slipping and slipping further and further from the American way of life.  That part of etiquette that many once knew seems to be fleeting away.  Paul told Timothy that he wanted him to know how to behave himself in the house of God.  If we understand that we are the church, as some say, and the temple of God, then we need to know how to conduct ourselves within it accordingly.  Our character as a child of God is so important to us, as well as to others.  How should we behave in this natural temple, which we call the church, and in this spiritual temple, which we call the body of Christ?  James tells us to be doers of the word and not hears only.  If we do what God's word tells us, then we won't have to worry about what we are doing nor presenting an appearance of bad behavior in either temple.

Sing: This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine; This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine; This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine; let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

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