Friday, March 9, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 March 9

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace” 
(Romans 6:1-14).

Today’s Morsel:  In today’s world, if we are not careful, we can give into sin with our members and not even realize it.  Many are falling into the trap of sin through social media and not even realizing it.  Or maybe they do realize it and don’t care.  For example, we can use our hands to send an evil text message, comment on a Facebook post in an evil way, or send an evil tweet.  We can speak lies, tell a secret, or gossip about someone with our "mouth" not realizing the damage that can be done.  If we do not have self-control and self-discipline, we can allow our feet to carry us to places that we shouldn’t go or deliver messages that we shouldn’t.  Paul said that we should not yield our members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin.  If we are doing some of those things that were mentioned, then we are allowing our members to be used for sin.  And whether we think so or not, Satan delights in those who do such things. We must examine ourselves daily to ensure that we are not allowing the old man to resurface and cause us to fall or put a stumbling block in someone else’s way.  There’s an all-seeing eye watching us.

Sing: All along on the road to the soul’s true abode, there’s an eye watching you; every step that you take this great eye is awake.  There’s an eye watching you.
Watching you, watching you, everyday mind the course you pursue; there’s an all-seeing eye watching you.

Thought For Today:  There’s an eye watching you.

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