Thursday, May 19, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 May 19

My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. (Proverbs 3:1-2)

Today’s Morsel:  Longevity of life seemed to be common after God created the heavens and the earth.  But when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, then the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose, that things changed and that longevity of life was one of the changes.  GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was continually evil.  It repented the LORD that He had even made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart (see Genesis 6:1-2;5-6).  Scripture says that when Seth was born, men began to call upon the name of the Lord.  I believe that the majority of men kept God’s word and they lived long upon the earth.  But we see that when evil prevailed, life became shorter.  Jesus said that He came that we might have life.  That life is obtained by obeying His word.  Not only do we find life when we obey His word, but we also find peace.  Jesus is The Life and He is the Prince of Peace.  It is all available if we will just obey His word. The purpose for becoming born again is so that you can live and reflect Christ in your new life, and enjoy not only eternal life but also the abundant life He has for you here and now.

Sing:  He lives! He lives! Christ Jesus lives today. He walks with me and talks with me, along life’s narrow way. He lives! He lives! Salvation to impart, you ask me how I know He lives within my heart.

Thought For Today:  He has come that you might have life, and that more abundantly.

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