Thursday, April 13, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 April 13

“It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law”
(Psalms 119:126).

Today’s Morsel:  As I pondered on this scripture the other day, I asked myself what God’s resume would look like.  The psalmist said that it was time for the Lord to work.  Now, we know that God isn’t slothful and lazy.  But if we don’t put Him to work, He’s going to sit back and let you do it all by yourself.  Scripture says, “And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief” (Matthew 13:54-58).  Here was a carpenter that could build and repair anything, and they wouldn’t put Him to work. Yikes!
David said that if the Lord doesn’t build the house, the builder labors in vain (emphasis mine Psalms 127:1).  Even His mother Mary knew that He needed to work.  When they didn’t have any wine at the wedding, in John 2, she sent for Him.  And when He arrived, she told Him it was time for Him to work.  To which He said, I’m not on duty right now. My hour is not yet come.  But she said “Oh yes, it is.  You are here and You are on duty to work.”  And then she told the servant to do whatever He told them. (My wording).  If you are tired and weary, you may want to put Jesus to work.  Peter said to cast your cares upon Him (1 Peter 5:7). “Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it” (Isaiah 43:13)?  Are you going to hire Him and let Him work?  Or are you going to do it yourself?  The choice is yours.  

Sing:  Whatever you need, God’s got it.  Whatever you need, God’s got it.  So, what you need, God’s got it; He’s got it, and He’s waiting to give it to you.

Thought For Today:  Put God to work (Parker)

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