Friday, July 5, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 5 July 2019

The Place that God Chooses

But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety; Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD: And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your menservants, and your maidservants, and the Levite that is within your gates; forasmuch as he hath no part nor inheritance with you.” (Deuteronomy 12:10-12)

Today’s Morsel:  The Book of Deuteronomy is a book of refreshing and a call to remembrance for the children of Israel.  Moses, who must soon relinquish the leadership reins to Joshua, felt a need to encourage the people of God with God’s words of promise.  He told them that God would bring them over the Jordan River and that He would choose a place for them and put His name there.  As I look at His promise to Israel, I also see instructions for us.  When God brings us through the Water Way (John 3:3-5, Acts 2:38), He chooses a place called the church for us.  And He places His name there.  It is here that you shall ye bring all that God command you; your offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD. And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God there.  Youand your spouse, and your sons, and your daughters. Have you crossed the Water way?

Sing: It shall be light in the evening time; The path to glory you will surely find, though the water way; It is light today. Baptized in Jesus name. Young and old, repent of all your sin, then the Holy Ghost will enter in, the evening time has come; Tis a fact that God and Christ are one.

Thought For Today: Have you crossed the water way?

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