Thursday, June 2, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 June 2

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
(Romans 1:16)

Today’s Morsel:  One of the things about the gospel is that it will reveal those who are without understanding.  Paul told the church at Rome that because man would not glorify God as God, they would become foolish in their own imaginations, change the truth of God into a lie, and worship and serve the creature more than the creator who is blessed forever.  We seem to be living in a world without understanding.  It seems that fewer and fewer are giving any consideration to the choices being made in  their lives or the lives of others.  Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge, saith the Lord (Psalms 53:4)?  Are His people being destroyed because of a lack of knowledge (Hosea 6:4)?  Is the world destroying its own self?  Are the evil decisions that are being made by those in authority putting the world on the course for soon destruction?  Those of us who know the truth of the gospel, must not allow ourselves to be drawn into the ways of this world that we also find ourselves being drawn away from our faith in Christ.  God did not save you to be lost or without understanding.  Paul said that God saved you so that, “Ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son” (Colossians 1:9-13).  The mind is a terrible thing to waste, and so is this life.  Use both for God and His glory and purpose.

Sing:  This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through. My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.  The angels beckon me, from heaven's open door, and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.

Thought For Today: The decision you make today will affect your tomorrow! (Parker)

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