Thursday, November 5, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 5 November 2020


This God Is Our God


Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. God is known in her palaces for a refuge. For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away. Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail. Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind. As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah. We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple. According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness. Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments. Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof. Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following. For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.(Psalms 48:1-14)


Today’s Morsel:  When we view the early church and the apostles chosen by Jesus, all of them committed themselves to Jesus for a greater cause.  And that was so that others could hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and be saved.  Think about it.  Everyone was willing to give their life so that others could come to hear, know, and believe in Jesus that they might be saved.  That is commitment, dedication, and determination.  They had a purpose. The psalmist said that "this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.”  They purposed and preached that Jesus was their God all the way to the end of their lives.  Are you committed to the same purpose?  “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.(Acts 4:12)  What is your purpose?  I pray it is to share the gospel that others might be saved.  


Sing: Who is this who for our sorrows offers comfort and relief, bringing sunshine to the dark and shadowed life?  Saying softly cease repining lift thou soul above its grief; let the peace pass understanding still the strife.

It is Jesus, Jesus, sad ones weep no more.  He will heal the brokenhearted, open wide the prison door; He is able to deliver evermore.


Thought For Today: But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge(1 Corinthians 8:6-7)

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