Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 29 May 2019

The Effects of Holiness
“The oath which he sware to our father Abraham, That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.” (Luke 1:73-75)

Today’s Morsel:  When we read the scriptures, we see that God is a holy God (1 Peter 1:16).  And it should be our desire to become like Him if we say that we say that we are Christians.  The psalmist says, “Holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, forever.”  Therefore, if we say that we are His, then we too must always be holy.  Holiness is not a Sunday lifestyle, it’s a daily lifestyle.  It is an inward and outward lifestyle.  It is a no matter where I am lifestyle.  Paul instructed Titus to teach the aged women that they be in behavior as becometh holiness and to teach such so that the word of God be not blasphemed (see Titus 2:3-5). You can’t play holiness.  Either the temple possesses Christ, or it doesn’t.  Jesus isn’t in you some of the time.  Either His Spirit is in you or it isn’t.  Therefore, Jesus said, “Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.” (Matthew 12:33)  You can’t have it both ways.  Be holy because He is holy.  

Sing: To be like Jesus, to be like Jesus, on earth I long to be like Him.  All through life’s journey, from earth to glory, I only ask to be like Him.

Thought For Today: Holiness becomes thine house forever.

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