Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 August 7

“And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee” (Mark 5:18-19).

Today’s Morsel:  After Jesus cast out the demons that were in the man of Gad, who had his living in the tombs, he wanted to go with Jesus.  But Jesus told him to go home and tell his friends what He had done for him.  Jesus wanted him to be a witness of God's grace and goodness to others that he knew.  When Jesus save us, we must become witnesses of what He’s done for us and not hide it (Isaiah 43:10-12). We must be witnesses especially to those whom we say are our friends.  Think about all the people you hung out with in the world and on the job that you called a friend before you were saved.  How many of them now know what God has done for you?  If they were truly your friends and co-workers, they shouldn’t be offended if you tell them about what Jesus has done for you.

Sing: Go tell it on the mountain, over the hill and everywhere.  Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born.

Thought For Today: Those closest to us should be the best targets for telling about Jesus.

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