Monday, June 5, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 June 5

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
(Romans 10:9)

Today’s Morsel: Have you ever read a book that someone else recommended to you and you came away with a different take on the book than what the person who recommended it to you did?  You know, the same holds true for the Bible.  Many people read it, and they come away with a different opinion than you.  Are you wrong? No.  Revelation to and of truth only comes by Jesus Christ.  Even the religious leaders in Jesus day had a different take on the scriptures than He did.  In their eyes, Jesus and His disciples were wrong because they (the religious leaders) had held to the law of Moses and his teachings.  And Jesus and His disciples, according to them, were teaching false doctrine and should be dealt with.  In Romans 1o:9, Paul did not tell the church at Rome that if they confess Jesus with their mouth they would be saved, because they were already saved.  He was instructing the church that if Israel would confess Christ they could be saved (Romans 10:1-8). To confess Christ, means that you believe and will stand upon the word of God, that you have been baptized in His name, received His spirit, and that you are living a holy and separated life unto Him.   The truth shall make you free, not make you argue.

Sing: I know I'm saved, and I’m so glad about it, I found the joy my spirit craved; it is so real that I could never doubt it, O’ praise the Lord I know I’m saved.

Thought For Today: The truth shall make you free, not make you argue! (Parker)

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