Monday, January 29, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 January 29

Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength. Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty. The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon. He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn. The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire. The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory. The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever. The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace”
(Psalms 29:1-11)

Today’s Morsel:  Ever since God confounded the language at the tower of Babel, there have been many voices on the earth.  From beast, fowl, man, Satan, and God, there are many voices throughout the land.  Even John tells us in the book of Revelation that he heard a voice saying, “I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea…” (Revelation 1:10-13).  The uniqueness of these voices is that we must be able to discern which is good and which is evil.  Just as Paul told the church at Corinth when he said, “There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me” (1 Corinthians 14:10-11).  The Psalmist said that the voice of the Lord is mighty and powerful as the sound of thunder.  It can break in pieces the giant cedar tree or even a mountain.  And yet that All Powerful and All Mighty God can speak in a still small voice when He speaks words of love, compassion, and forgiveness. “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God” (Revelation 21:3).  Do you hear what I hear?  Do you know His voice when He speaks?   

Sing:  Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy, do you hear what I hear?  Ringing through the sky shepherd boy, do you hear what I hear?  A song, a song high above the trees with a voice as big as the sea, with a voice as big as the sea.

Thought For Today:  A soft answer turns away wrath.

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