Saturday, July 30, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 July 30

 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
(1 Timothy 2:9-10)

Today’s Morsel:  There are those who say that we are not saved by our works.  No, your initial salvation isn’t by works, it is by God's grace. But once you become a born again believer, your good works must be in operation in your life.  Paul told Timothy that he was to teach women to adorn themselves in modest apparel… with that attire that make them become women professing godliness with good works (Emphasis mine).  You see godliness with contentment is great gain. The Christian life, with good works, reflects Christ in you.  The best ornaments for those who profess godliness is good works.  I have, as well as many others, an office filled with plaques that were given to me for my good works.  How much more as a Christian?   Should not our lives reflect good works for Christ?  James said, “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works” (James 2:17-18).  No we are not saved by works, but they do help us reach our eternal reward.  Good works always produce good character.

Sing:  Little is much when God is in it, labor not for wealth or fame, there’s a crown and you can win it, if you go in Jesus name.

Thought For Today: Good works always produce good character.

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