Thursday, August 2, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 August 2

“Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God. The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens. Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening. O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein. These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season”
 (Psalms 104:20-27).

Today’s Morsel:  One of the things that I truly love about God is that He always comes through for His people.  Scripture says that He knows the things that we have need of before we ever ask of Him (Matthews 6:8). The psalmist states that God gives everything their meat in due season.  The idea here is that God is always everything that we need.  We find in Him everything we need.  Isaiah asked why do we spend money for that which is not beard (Isaiah 55:1-3)?  He told Elijah, 'I have prepared a widow woman of Zarephath to sustain thee' (1 Kings 17).  After Jesus’ resurrection, the disciples decided to go fishing again. Yet when they did, they caught nothing.  They were seeking their own meat.  The next morning, Jesus was standing on the shore cooking fish and bread.  He told His disciples to come and dine (John 21).  When we understand that Jesus is the bread of life (John 6:35), there is no need for us to worry.  His flesh is meat, and His blood is drink indeed (John 6:55).  When we understand that He is referring to Himself, the Word, we understand that He is our meat in due season.  He is all we need.

Sing: ‘Come and dine,' the Master calleth, 'Come and dine.’  You may feast at Jesus table all the time.  He who fed the multitude, turned the water into wine, to the hungry calleth now ‘Come and dine’.

Thought For Today:  “Jesus is meat in due season” (Parker)

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