Friday, July 27, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 July 27

“All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers. And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years. Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass. When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee” (Deuteronomy 8:1-10)

Today’s Morsel:  No army is effective without its logistics tail.  In so many ways, army logistical units are the tails that wag behind the strategic dog.  Without logistics you lose.  Therefore, the enemy always desires to disrupt the supply lines during the war.  Moses, in so many ways, wanted Israel the know that God was their logistic tail, their rereward.  He lists many of the things that God did for them so that they would know that it was God and not themselves that cared and provided for them and brought them through.  Paul told the church at Rome (see Romans 1) that many of the evils that came upon the children of Israel was because they were not thankful. Remember, He knows what you have need of, so be thankful.  He cares for us.  

Sing:  Here’s my cup Lord, I lift it up Lord, come and quench this thirsting of my soul; Bread of heaven feed me till I want no more, here’s my cup, fill it up, and make me whole.

Thought for today: Logistics - the tail that wags the strategic dog.

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