Monday, June 27, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 June 27

Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
(1 Corinthians 10:1-4)

Today’s Morsel: What is it about all drivers when we look into our rear view mirror and see a cop car following us that we immediately obey the posted speed limit?  Or if we think that someone is following us, we get that uncertain feeling?  Paul told the church at Corinth that their forefathers were followed by Christ in the wilderness as a Rock. He said that they drank from that Rock that followed them and that that Rock was Christ.  I often wonder what that journey must have been like.  Why were they so discontented with what God was doing for them?  Why were they not satisfied with all the provisions that He was giving them?  Fighting for them.  Delivering them.  Showing them an abundance of compassion and mercies.  God was not impartial with any of them.  Paul said that they all had the same thing.  No one could say that God gave someone else more than them.  And I wonder sometimes why in the church today some think that God isn’t fair. Peter said, “For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call” (Acts 2:39).  If God calls you out, He’s going to care for you if you obey.  Paul said, “Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec” (Hebrews 6:17-20). Friend, before Jesus ever called you out of the world, He knew the things that you would have need of, and you can be assured He will provide them for you.  You don’t have to be discontented.  All He asks is that we obey Him and His word and He will fulfill His promises.

Sing: Drinking at the springs of living water, happy now am I, my soul they satisfy. Drinking at the springs of living water.  Oh wonderful and bountiful supply.

Thought For Today: The best way to make a horse drink is to make him thirsty.  

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