Saturday, November 2, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2 November 2019

The Thing Is Known
And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren. And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow? And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.(Exodus 2:11-14)

Today’s Morsel:  During the Vietnam War, many men left the country or went into hiding because they did not want to go to war. Sad to say, many of them are still running and living in fear of being captured and having to face the consequences for their actions.  After Moses killed an Egyptian, and he found out that it was known, he feared and he ran.  He said that surely this thing is known.  Would you run and go into fear and hiding if others were to find out things that you have done wrong in your life?  Well, you don’t have to hide or fear.  Scripture says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.(2 Corinthians 5:17)  Paul said, “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.(1 Timothy 1:12-13) Moses, like Paul himself, found himself in the ministry.  God has a purpose for your life, do not fear because of mistakes and things you do in ignorance.  When you repent, God will get rid of the guilt and fulfill His purpose in your life.

Sing: He knew me, yet He loved me, He whose glory made the heavens shine.  I’m so unworthy, of such mercy, yet when He was on the cross, I was on His mind.

Thought For Today: Fear will torment if you are not made perfect in love.

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