Friday, February 1, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 1 February 2019

Good and Evil
 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:15-17).

Today’s Morsel:  One of the things about the world in which we live is there is both good and evil.  From the creation, if you will notice when you read the word, God made everything good in the Garden and then on the seventh day He rested from His work.  But sometime and somewhere in the Garden, there was a tree planted called the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  It was this tree that God warned Adam to not eat of or else he would die.  We see in the 3rd chapter that it is this tree that the serpent is in.  And it is from this place that he deceives Eve into thinking that God is trying to keep something from them.  You see both good and evil can kill you.  When you get to a point in your life that you think that you are so good that you don’t need God or need to listen to His instructions, or you think that you can make it without Him on your own, you are headed for destruction.  So we can easily see that this tree was used by Satan, and it’s still in the world in which we live today.  And many are partaking of it.  It’s called the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life. Whether good or evil, if God says to stay away from it, you might want to obey.

Sing:  I’ll say yes, Lord, yes, to Your will and to Your way.  I’ll say yes, Lord, yes, I will trust You and obey. When Your Spirit speaks to me, with my whole heart I’ll agree; and my answer will be yes, Lord, yes.

Thought For Today: Good and Evil can both kill you.

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