Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 March 8

And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:) Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD'S side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him. And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour. And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men. For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves to day to the LORD, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day. And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin. (Exodus 32:25-30)

Today’s Morsel: One of the things about sin that isn’t revealed up front by Satan is the shame and nakedness that it will cause you. When we think of nakedness, we often think of being exposed and uncovered. When Adam and Eve ​sinned
 in the garden by eating the forbidden fruit, they immediately realized that they were naked and they were ashamed. They knew that they had sin against what God had said. When Arron built the golden calf for the people from all the jewelry they were wearing, they,​ too, realized that they had ​sinned and ​were now naked. And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies,​)​ he was upset with Aaron.  Notice, Aaron made them naked unto their shame among their enemies. As a pastor or minister, you must not allow the people to cause you to go against the word of God and create any idol for the people to worship. The​ only God you must ever present for people to worship is Jesus Christ.  People will sin, but never let it be because of you​,​ their minister​,​ making them naked.

Sing: ​Cover me when I am hurting, cover me when I’m not strong, cover me when I am going through the storm………cover me when all seems hopeless, cover me when my faith is gone, let the peace that passes all I understand cover me….. cover me…

Thought ​For Today: Sin always causes shame.

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