Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 16 December 2020


The Way


The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.(Psalms 37:23-24)


Today’s Morsel:  Why do we all think that our way is right.  I have heard people say, if they would have listened to me, they would not have ended up in the mess that they are in.  But what if the mess that they are in is because that was the way that God desired for them to go to teach them lessons of life?   In 1 Kings 12, when King Rehoboam refused the council of the older men for the younger men, and was preparing to attack Israel and King Jeroboam, Scripture says, “But the word of God came unto Shemaiah the man of God, saying, Speak unto Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and unto all the house of Judah and Benjamin, and to the remnant of the people, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel: return every man to his house; for this thing is from me. They hearkened therefore to the word of the LORD, and returned to depart, according to the word of the LORD.(1 Kings 12:22-24)  We never know what God is doing behind the scene. Therefore, we should maybe step back and allow God to work and lead people the way that He desires to lead them so that they may learn the lessons that God has for them in their life and spiritual development.  Don't be too quick to take the credit for what you think you know is best for someone.  


Sing:  He leadeth me! He leadeth me!  By His own hand He leadeth me.  His faithful follower I will be, for by hand He leadeth me.


Thought For Today:   "Let God show you the way that He is leading you.” (Parker)

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