Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2 July 2019

The God That Delivers
Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire. And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them. Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God. Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort. Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon.” 
(Daniel 3:26-30)

Today’s Morsel: Every story written in the Bible is for our learning.  The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego is a story of faith, trust, and belief in God’s ability to do what He says He will do.  He says that He will never leave you nor forsake you.  It is also a story to let us know that as God’s chosen, we will face many challenges that may not be pleasing.  One to let us know that we must learn how to take a stand.  If you believe that God’s word is true, then stop giving in to wrong and start taking a stand.  The challenges you face build character.  Get in the word of God and learn from the stories it holds for you.  

Sing:  Standing on the promises of Christ my King, through eternal ages let His praise ring.  Glory in the highest I will shout and sing, standing on the promises of God.
Standing, standing, standing on the promises of God my Savior.  Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God.

Thought For Today: “The challenges you face build character” (Parker)

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