Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 August 15

“Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD” (Leviticus 19:28).

Today’s Morsel:  One of the things that we see taking place in the world, and that is even creeping into the church, is that of body art, or what some call tattooing. Many do not understand that this goes against the word of God.  You see, if Satan can get you to fall for his tricks and schemes, he knows that you will always have his fingerprints on you.  God understood and knew what gods were being worshipped and the practices the people were doing and where he was taking His people.  So he wanted them to know that they must not take on those practices because they would defile His temple with them.  If we say that we are Christians, then we must have the wisdom and the knowledge to know not to take on the ways of this world.  Paul said that the fashions of this world pass away (1 Corinthians 7:31).  In other words, the form, the fashion of the world is like a splendid, gilded pageant.  It is unreal and elusive.  It continues but a little time, and soon the scene changes, and the fashion that allured and enticed you now passes away, and you pass to other scenes.  We must not be deceived by the ways of this world.  God didn’t make you to be Satan’s easel to draw on.  He made you to reflect His beauty and glory.  Satan always has a trick to try to draw us away, yet there is no new trick.  The word of God warns us of them all.  Be not deceived.  

Sing: Turn your eye upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of this earth will go strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.

Thought For Today:  God didn’t make you to be Satan’s easel to draw on.

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