Thursday, April 30, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 30 April 2020

Rich Man Poor Man
“There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.” (Proverbs 13:7)

Today’s Morsel:  If you have been following politics lately, you hear some discussing how to help the so-called poor or less fortunate.  Their idea is to take from and tax more the so-called rich and make them pay for it.  The old adages, ‘Rob Peter to Pay Paul’, or the old Robin Hood Way, take from the rich and give to the poor.  But I don’t think this is what Jesus had in mind when He said, “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.(Luke 12:15)  You can have everything in life, but if you don’t have Jesus you are still going to be poor.  But He, (Jesus) said, the poor will you have with you always. But, blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:3)  Being poor in spirit with Christ, is always better than being a rich man without Him.  A man is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.

Sing: He’s all I need, He’s all I need, Jesus is all I need. He satisfies, my needs He supplies, Jesus is all I need.

Thought For Today: A man is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.

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