Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 April 26

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalms 46:1)

Today’s Morsel:  After God had led the children of Israel out of Egypt, He gave them laws, commands, statutes, testimonies, judgments, and fears to live by.  One of those laws were the establishment of six cities of refuge.  These cities were to be a place that if one killed someone or did something accidentally, they could flee to until they had a fair trial.  When the woman caught in adultery was brought before Jesus, what those who were trying to accuse her failed to realize was that they were bringing her to the city of refuge, they were bringing her before the Great Judge of all the earth (John 8).  Jesus first put her accusers on trial, and they all realized they had fail and should be punished. Then when they were all gone, Jesus turned to the woman. But now because there were no accusers or witnesses to her crime, the Great Judge, Jesus, let her go free with an admonition, “Go and sin no more.”  You can always find a second chance in the city of refuge.  God is our refuge and strength, He is a very present help in trouble.

Sing:  God is our refuge and strength, our refuge and strength, our refuge in time of trouble.  God is our refuge and strength, our refuge in time of trouble.   And He will hide me under the rock, under the rock, and He will hide me, under the rock, safe in the time of trouble.

Thought For Today:  Abraham looked for a city whose builder and maker was God.  What about you?

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