Monday, March 19, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 March 19

“O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day” (Psalms 119:97).

Today’s Morsel:  Most people do not like laws.  They say that people are trying to control them and that nobody is going to tell them what to do.  And so, they go about violating and wanting to remove the laws which were established for their protection and safety.  People hate the "Do not talk on your cell phone while driving" law until they have a major accident while talking on it, then they wish they had heeded the warning.  They hate the handicap parking law when they are not handicapped or need assistance, but should they become handicapped or in need of assistance they get angry and upset at people who park in the handicap spots that may not be handicapped.  We must remember that sin is a violation of the law.  The Psalmist states, “O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.”  God’s laws are for our safety and protection.  When we meditate on them and keep them at the forefront of our memory, they help us to stay righteous and out of trouble. Plus, they provide us with many blessings.  Like keeping money in your pocket for not speeding.

Sing:  The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. The testimonies of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple.  More to be desired are they than gold, much fine gold, sweeter also than the honey and the honeycomb.

Thought For Today: “Sin is a violation of the law.” (Parker).

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