Thursday, April 6, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 April 6

“Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes. For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the LORD your God giveth you” 
(Deuteronomy 12:8-9).

Today’s Morsel:  ​ If you are a parent and have taken your kids on a trip, then you have heard these words, “Are we there yet?”   I’m sure that this is what Moses got to hear every day, “Are we there yet?”  What is it about a trip that causes us to focus on the destination instead of the journey?  What is it that makes us ready to get to the end rather than enjoy the beauty on the way?  Why do so many choose to take the fastest way rather than the rural and country routes and enjoy the scenery?  Moses told the children of Israel that they had not yet come to the rest and to the inheritance which the Lord had given them.  They were still roaming in the wilderness because God had some lessons to teach them enroute.  Things like humility, obedience, trust, commitment, and righteousness.  I wonder if the reason we are not at our final destination is because God is trying to teach us some lessons?

Sing:​  Just a closer walk with Thee, grant it Jesus is my plea, daily walking close to Thee, Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

Thought For Today:  "Stop and smell the roses."


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  2. I will strive to be slow to speak, slow to anger, and quick to hear. And I'll seek out a time of silence and solitude with Jesus.