Saturday, November 5, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 November 5

“And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do” (Acts 9:1-6).

Today’s Morsel:  You know as a child and a teenager, we may have made fun of preachers and saints of God.  We may have persecuted the church. Many of us even played church. We even called many of them fakes.  But I’m thankful that God didn’t have to do to me what He did to Paul to get my attention and put me in the ministry.  Yes, I did many of the things that Paul did, but I have come to know that God had mercy on me.  Paul’s life reflects those who do not know Christ.  Somewhat like the world today.  We can find fault with so many for their actions toward us as Christians, but we must realize they don’t know our God.  But once they come into a knowledge of the truth, and embrace that truth, they will see Christ and you in a whole different light just like Paul and so many others did.

Sing: Bring them in, bring them in, bring them in from the fields of sin; bring them in, bring them in, bring the little ones to Jesus.

Thought For Today: Light still repels darkness.

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