Thursday, August 18, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 August 18

For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God; Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?  (1 Thessalonians 3:9-10)

Today’s Morsel: What are you doing to become perfect?  What standard are you using to help you get there?  So many like to say that no one is perfect so that they can still do wrong things.  But if we do not strive for perfection, we won’t ever reach it.  Heaven is a perfect place and it takes perfection to get there.  Perfection begins with doing your very best at anything you set out to do.  Like many today, the Thessalonian church seemed to be having trouble with their faith.  And Paul told them that he was praying day and night exceedingly that he might see their face, and might perfect that which was lacking in their faith.  Do you know of anyone who is lacking in their faith?  What are you doing to help them reach perfection in their faith?  The way that we can perfect our faith is to listen to the word of God and be at church; as faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God (see Romans 10:17).

Sing:  I trust in God wherever I may be, upon the land or on the rolling seas, for come what may, from day to day, my Heavenly Father, watches over, over me.

Thought For Today:  Faith comes by hearing the word of God!

1 comment:

  1. Amen! For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry. Saints perfecting saints perfectings saints...