Friday, July 8, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 July 8

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD. Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up. Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. (Psalms 27:1-14)

Today’s Morsel:  In his song, "What A Savior", Marvin Dalton wrote, "Once I was straying in sin’s dark valley, no hope within could I see; They searched through heaven and found a Savior to save a poor lost soul like me. Death’s chilly waters I’ll soon be crossing, His hand will lead me safe over; I’ll join the chorus in that great city, and sing up there forever more."  David’s 27th Psalm is a psalm of salvation and deliverance.  He had found that no one could save and deliver like the God of Israel and that was where he put his trust.  Even today, no one can save and deliver like Him.  As Peter said, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).  Do you need a Savior today?  Turn to Jesus, He hasn't changed.  He is still a deliverer.  

Sing: O’ what a Savior, O’ Hallelujah, His heart was broken on Calvary; His hands were nail-scarred, His side was riven, He gave His life-blood for even me.

Thought For Today: Jesus still has the power to save.