Thursday, October 11, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 October 11

“Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy” (1 Corinthians 14:1)

Today’s Morsel:  It’s always interesting when someone new comes into the church whose name is Charity, and I begin to quote 1 Corinthians 13 about what charity is and doesn’t do.  Their faces seem to light up.  I can remember the first time that I heard my name ‘Rufus’ mentioned from the Bible.  Each Sunday that I would walk into the church, my pastor’s wife would say, “Greet Rufus chosen in the Lord…”. Were her words prophetic?  I think so, now that I am an ordained minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Paul also tells us to follow after charity.  Therefore, we must follow Jesus Christ because God is Love (1 John 4:8).  And again, as Paul states, “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour” (Ephesians 5:1-2).  The word charity has a powerful meaning, follow it at all cost.  

Sing:  Love lifted me!  Love lifted me!  When nothing else could help, love lifted me.  Love lifted me!  Love lifted me!  When nothing else could help, love … lifted… me.

Thought For Today:  Who are you following.

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