Monday, September 7, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 7 September 2020


Labor Day


“And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.”
(1 Corinthians 3:1-9)


Today’s Morsel:  Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September.  It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.

 The Apostle Paul writing to the church at Corinth states that they were laborers together with God and that they, the church, were God’s crop and God’s building.  When we work with God, everyone that we bring into the kingdom of God becomes a part of the harvest that we were sent by Him to reap.  Jesus said, “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.(John 4:35-38)  Are you working with Christ?  No work, no pay!


Sing: When He calls me, I will answer.  When He calls me, I will hear.  When He calls me, I will answer.  I’ll be somewhere working for my Lord.  I’ll be somewhere working, I’ll be somewhere working, I’ll be somewhere working for my Lord.  I’ll be somewhere working, I’ll be somewhere working, I’ll be somewhere working for my Lord.


Thought For Today:  It’s Harvest Time.

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