Friday, April 27, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 April 27

“Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother's nakedness? For as long as the son of Jesse liveth upon the ground, thou shalt not be established, nor thy kingdom. Wherefore now send and fetch him unto me, for he shall surely die” (1 Samuel 20:30-31).

Today’s Morsel:  One of the things about hurt is it can drive you to be angry.  Saul became jealous and angry because he knew that God had rejected him for someone else because of his rebellion.  And when he realized that someone else was David and that his son Jonathan loved David, he wanted to kill them both.  Some people do not realize that God places people in our lives to help us, not to hurt us.  If we allow people who have talents better than we to use them, it helps make the body of Christ more effective.  But if we are afraid that someone else will receive more accolades then us, we will fear and become hurt and angry and go about to inflict pain and suffering on them.  We must remember, that before leadership is discipleship.  If we do not display self-discipline, we can never lead God’s people effectively.

Sing:  Let Jesus lead you.  Let Jesus lead you.  All the way from earth to glory, let Jesus lead you all the way.

Thought For Today:  Before leadership, there must be discipleship.

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