Monday, February 18, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 18 February 2019

Self-Reliance

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones” 
(Proverbs 3:7-8)

Today’s Morsel:  One of the problems with self-reliance is it can deceive you into thinking that you are independent of others.  Self-Reliance is acting independently of God; not trusting in Him, nor acknowledging Him, not seeking to Him for help and direction; not asking nor take the advice of others; but, being conceited and self-sufficient, leaning to your own understanding, as being wise enough to conduct all affairs in your life by your own wisdom which can destroy you.  Solomon states, “He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered(Proverbs 28:26) Many people rely on their own strength and abilities and do not think that they need others But Jesus said, "Without Me you can do nothing."  We always need Him.  That thing you call a belly button, which was once connected to your mother’s umbilical cord, is how you got food to gain strength and to help you grow while you were in her womb.  So, every time you see it just remember, you need others.

Sing:  I lean on You Lord, I lean on You Lord; for the things that I need I lean on You.  When I don’t know just what to do, I’ve got the faith You’re going to see me through.  You supply my every need and I lean on You.


Thought For Today:  Two is always better than one.

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