Thursday, February 1, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 February 1

"I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly. Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land. Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase. Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps” (Psalms 85:8-13)

Today’s Morsel:  I believe that one of the biggest fallacies in Christendom is that those who say they are born again think that they can continue to dip and dab in sin and expect God to forgive them and wipe the slate clean.  The problem with this type thinking is we never reach perfection and we never live holy and separated unto God.  Israel had every opportunity to live for God and to do what was right, but it seems as though they just couldn’t shake the chains of the world that they had picked up in Egypt.   Satan isn’t about to let you go easy.   He told Moses and Aaron, "You and the men can go yonder and worship, but leave your wives and little ones, and cattle here."  Why?  Because he knew that they would come back to get them.  Pharaoh was constantly holding on to something that would bring them back to him.  And it’s no different today.  Satan will tell you it’s okay to have and keep certain things because he knows that you will keep coming back to him and his ways.  The psalmist said, “I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.”  He was saying that when you hear the word of God, don’t go back to your old foolish ways (my wording).  Stay away from them.  They will destroy you.  When you repent of your sins, don’t do them again.  There isn’t any more sacrifice for them if you sin willfully.  When you asked God to forgive you of fornication, and He does, you know that it’s wrong so, why do it again?  The same is true with lying, pornography, drunkenness, gossip, and any other sin.  Our eternal salvation is always near to them that fear and respect God.  But returning to the same sin is an indicator that we don’t respect God and fear Him, and there are dire consequences for our sin.

Sing:  He set me free, yes, He set me free.  He broke the bars of prison for me.  I’m glory bound, my Jesus to see.  Glory to God, He set me free.

Thought For Today:  Returning to the same sin is foolishness.  

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