Friday, February 3, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 February 3

“Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches” (Proverbs 24:3-4).

Today’s Morsel:  The word “house” is figurative of the whole life, the “chambers” of all regions, inward and outward, of it.  It also applies to the church and the family. A family is built up, furnished and supplied with the necessary and conveniences of life, and brought into flourishing and prosperous circumstances, by wise and prudent management, by diligence and industry, through the blessing of God upon them.  The house of God, the church of the living God, is built by wisdom, that is, by Christ; on a good foundation, a rock, upon Christ Himself, against which the gates of hell can never prevail (Read Matthew 16:18).  Every good man's house, himself, his soul, and the eternal salvation of it, are built on the same foundation and rock; and he is a wise man that builds his house through wisdom; that builds on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, the one and only foundation which God has laid, which is Jesus Christ.  As Paul said, “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit” (Ephesians 2:19-22).   Without God’s wisdom, you cannot build a house. “For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God” (Hebrews 3:4).  Build your life on the Rock of God's wisdom.  

Sing:  Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer.  Ain't a-gonna need this house no more.  Ain't got time to fix the shingles.  Ain't got time to fix the floor.  Ain't got time to oil the hinges, nor to mend the window panes.  Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer.  I'm a-gettin' ready to meet the saints.

Thought For Today:  Every house is built by wisdom.

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