Saturday, July 6, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 6 July 2019

Confidence in the Flesh

For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:” (Philippians 3:3-4)

Today’s Morsel:  Most people may not think so, but we do put our trust in the flesh.  We trust our legs to stand.  We trust our hands to reach and feel; Our eyes to see; Our ears to hear' Our feet to walk.  We trust in our military ability to deliver us from our enemy.  We trust in doctors to heal us, or our employer to provide us with a paycheck.  But the problem is, flesh can fail us.  Therefore, we are cautioned to not put our confidence in our flesh.  The flesh is enmity against God because it is not subject to the laws of God, neither indeed can be.  If we put our trust in the flesh, we cannot please God.  We must walk in the Spirit so that we do not fulfill the lust of our flesh and become God’s enemy.

Sing: I’ve found a new way of living. I found a new life divine. I have the fruit of the Spirit. I am abiding, abiding in the vine.
Abiding in the vine, abiding in the vine.  Love, joy, faith, peace, He hath made them mine.  I have prosperity, power, and victory; abiding, abiding in the vine.

Thought For Today: They that are in the flesh cannot please God.

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