Saturday, January 23, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 January 23

The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
(Proverbs 19:23)

Today's Morsel:  One of the trees that we find in the Garden of Eden is the tree of life.  It was one of the trees that Adam and Eve could have eaten from without restraint.  But we know that they chose to eat from the one that God told them not to because of Satan's deception.  If Adam and Eve had listened and retained their respect for what God had said, they could have had life without toil and torment.  To me, that's what life is, living without a whole bunch of confusion and torment in your life.  Jesus said that He came to give us life.  Be assured, your salvation did not come with torment and a whole lot of confusion.  Usually, confusion and torment comes from not being satisfied with who I am and what I have.  Solomon said that respect and reverencing God gives us life; and that then we would be satisfied and not visited with evil.  There may be things that come against us, but always remember what Paul said, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it" (1 Corinthians 10:13).  If we live in the spirit, let us walk also in the spirit.  And that begins with this new life, and listening to the voice of God.

Sing:  I've got a river of life flowing out of me, it makes the lame to walk and the blind to see.  It opens prison doors, sets the captives free.  I've got a river of life flowing out of me.

Thought For Today:  Jesus still gives life, and that more abundantly.

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