Saturday, February 1, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 1 February 2020

Let’s Talk Success

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)

Today’s Morsel:  What yardstick would you use to measure yours or someone else’s success?  Some folks try to base the success in life on their career or the things that they have achieved.  The Lord told Joshua that the way to success was for him to not allow the book of the law to depart out of his mouth.  David admonished, Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.(Psalms 1:1-3)  The Lord told Joshua that he should meditate in the law day and night and he would have success.  In other words, if he spent time studying and reading the law, and applying it to his life, his life would be filled with wisdom, good behavior, intelligence, and character because there is not success in life without these things.

Sing: Victory is mine!  Victory is mine!  Victory today is mine.  I told Satan to get thee behind.  Victory today is mine.

Thought For Today:  Success … victory based on God’s word (Parker)

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