Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 November 30

"Finally, Brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you."  (Philippians 4:8-9)

Today’s Morsel: When we were kids we use to play follow the leader. Whatever the person in front of you did, you had to do the same thing. Paul told the church at Philippi, that they should do the things that they had seen him do, and that the God of peace would be with them. By all account, Paul was a very good example of Christ's character, discipline, motivation, dedication, and wisdom.  He was an example of of the things of God.  As he told Timothy, “But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me” (see 2 Timothy 3:10-11).  If Jesus, who is the Prince of Peace, will be with us if we follow righteousness, should we not all pursue it (righteousness)?  

Sing: I will follow. I will follow. Follow, follow Him!

Thought For Today: Peace is always with those who practice righteousness. (Parker)

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