Monday, January 25, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 January 25

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. (Exodus 20:8)

Today's Morsel:  I have had people ask me why do we go to church on Sunday versus going on Saturday.  I've told them that when we turn to the New Testament, we are told to not exalt one day above another as the things of the Old Testament were a foreshadow of things to come.  "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ" (Colossians 2:16-17).  Therefore, we can now go to church every day if we desire.  When certain of the Pharisees asked Jesus, "Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days" (Luke 6:2)?   "Jesus answering them said,  Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him;  How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone? And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath" (Luke 6:3-5).  He told them, "The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath"(Mark 2:27).  In other words, the rest was made for man and not man for the rest.  Isaiah said that the Holy Ghost is the rest.  "For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear" (Isaiah 28:11-12). Jesus died and rose again and sent back the Comforter (The Holy Ghost) so that we could have the rest (The Holy Ghost) in us at all time.  And as long as we don't blaspheme It, and as long as we live according to His Word, we will keep It holy every day.  It is written, "Be Ye Holy for I am Holy (1 Peter 1:16).

Sing: This is the day, this is the day, that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made. I will rejoice, I will rejoice, and be glad in it, and be glad in it.  This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. This is the day, this is the day, that the Lord has made.

Thought For Today:  Are you missing the rest?

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