Saturday, December 17, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 December 17

“And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever. And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten” (2 Chronicles 20:21-22)

Today’s Morsel:  Scripture says that when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, while the shepherds were keeping watch over their flocks by night, an angel appeared to the shepherds to give them the great news.  But heaven also felt a great need to rejoice.  And scripture further says, “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:13-14).  When God told King Jehoshaphat that the battle was not Jehoshaphat's but God's, he too, felt a need to rejoice.  And so he sent out singers before the army that they should praise the Lord for His mercy endureth forever.  Have you received the God news of the Savior's birth?  If so, are you praising the Lord?  You should be.

Sing: Sing choirs of angels, sing in exultation, O sing, all ye bright hosts of heaven above; Glory to God, all glory in the highest; O come, let us adore Him, O come let adore Him, O come let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord.

Thought For Today:  Worship still makes men free!

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