Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 November 9

"Abide in me, and I in you.  As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.  I am the vine, ye are the branches:  He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit" for without me ye can do nothing.  If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered away; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned" (John 15:4-6).  

Today’s Morsel: One thing is for certain, branches, limbs, arms, legs and leaves cannot survive off the body that there were attached to.  God, in His wisdom and knowledge, shows us these things so that we can learn the importance of staying attached to Him.  We cannot live without Christ. We will surely die without remaining attached to Him.  He is life, John said, (John 1:4).  It’s not hard to stay attached to the source that gives us life if we obey Him.  “And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall” (2 Peter 1:5-10) (emphasis mine).   What are you doing to stay attached to the vine?

Sing:  Hold to God’s unchanging hand, hold to God’s unchanging hand; build your hope on things eternal, hold to God’s unchanging hand.

Thought For Today: Stay attached to Jesus and you’ll never die.

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