Friday, October 20, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 October 20

“And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.” (Zechariah 14:16-17)

Today’s Morsel:  Sometimes I don’t think that we grasp the true meaning of worship.  I don’t mean this is a bad way, but sometimes I don’t think that we are in a habitual state of worship as we should be.  Worship must be a habit, not just something we do on at our Sunday morning church service.  When Satan wanted Jesus to worship him, Jesus told him, “Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Luke 4:8).  If we say that we love God, then we should always worship Him.  We worship what we love most.  Jesus also told the woman at the well, “God is a spirit and they that worship Him, must worship Him in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24).  There must be an attitude change when we come into the knowledge of the truth.  The Lord told the Prophet Zechariah that if people did not come and worship, and keep the Feast of Tabernacle which was to commemorate His provision for them in the wilderness, there would be no rain.  When there is no rain, there is drought, famine, barrenness, no crops, no harvest, no growth, and no food.  In a spiritual sense, when there is no rain, there are no blessings and no knowledge and no understanding.  Yet when we worship Him, He will shower us, not only with showers of blessings, but with wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.  It is when we worship Him that we will know that He is our God.

Sing: “There will be showers of blessings," This is the promise of love; There will be seasons refreshing, sent from the Savior above.
Showers of blessing, showers of blessings we need: Mercy drops round us are falling, but for the showers we plead.  Showers, showers of blessing, showers of blessing we need.

Thought For Today: Worship brings the rain (Parker)

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