Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 September 5

“A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Proverbs 18:20-21)

Today’s Morsel:  One of the things about words is that they can give life or they can give death.  Even in the church, we can utter words that aren’t true because we heard someone else say them.  The Lord said that false prophets had even spoken lies.  “And her prophets have daubed them with untempered mortar, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken” (Ezekiel 22:28).  We have to be careful.  Just because it comes across the pulpit, it may not be truth.  Our own words can shape our own lives for good or evil.  Some people speak sarcasm, thinking that they are being witty or intelligent, not understanding that their words shape what people think of them.  The same way that we sow seed in the earth to bring forth fruit, our words do likewise.   Solomon said, “A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.”  When the disciples of Jesus returned and found Him talking with the woman at the well, in John chapter 4, scripture says, “In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work” (John 4:31-34).  Therefore, I conclude, that if you want to be full, share the gospel with someone and you’ll see that it’s manna from heaven.

Sing: Jesus has a table spread where the saints of God are fed, He invites His chosen people, “Come and dine.”  With His manna He doth feed and supplies our every need: O’ tis sweet to sup with Jesus all the time!

“Come and dine”, the Master calleth, “Come and dine”.  You may feast at Jesus’ table all the time.  He who fed the multitude, turned the water into wine, to the hungry calleth now, “Come and dine.”

Thought For Today: The Gospel not only changes you, it also fills you (Parker).

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