Thursday, January 11, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 January 11

“In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain? For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart. If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup. For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright” (Psalms 11:1-7).

Today’s Morsel:  They say that if you see a crack begin to form in the corner of your house, the foundation or the cornerstone was not laid properly and that there isn’t much you can do from that point but pray that it doesn’t get worst. David asked the question that if the foundation be destroyed what can the righteous do?  There has been a move lately in many nations to remove the foundation by which it was established.  Solomon admonished, “Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set” (Proverbs 22:28).  If the gospel of Jesus Christ that was set forth by the apostles of Jesus Christ on the Day of Pentecost in 30 AD, the foundation of the church, is removed what can the righteous do?  I believe as Isaiah said, that when the foundation is destroyed, the foundations of government are despised and disregarded; judgment is perverted, and justice stands afar off; the doctrines and principles of religion are derided and subverted; so that there is no standing, either in a political or religious sense (See Isaiah 59).  Therefore, we must ensure that we are preaching and teaching truth so that people’s lives are built on something solid and that there will be no shifting or cracks.  On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand!  

Sing: Standing on the promises of Christ my King, through eternal ages let His praises ring; Glory in the highest I will shout and sing, Standing on the promises of God.
Standing, standing, standing on the promises of God my Savior.  Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God.

Thought For Today: Keep standing for truth.

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