Thursday, May 2, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2 May 2019

The Gem of The Soul

“There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.” (Proverbs 20:15)

Today’s Morsel:  Gold is valuable, silver is valuable, and so are real jewels; but the teachings of sound knowledge are more valuable than all.
Isaiah proclaimed, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” (Isaiah 52:7)  The proclamation of the gospel must be of utmost importance to us.  When expressing the value of wisdom, Solomon states, “Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge. Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.” (Proverbs 8:6-11) The greatest gem that one can possess is the lips of knowledge, and a mouth that speaks the truth.

Sing: Telephone to glory, O what joy divine! I can feel the current, moving downline.  Built by God the Father, for His loved and own; we may talk to Jesus through this royal telephone.

Thought For Today: The gem of the soul is the lips of knowledge (Parker)

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