DAILY READINGS: 1 Chronicles 17:1-18:17; Ezekiel 17:1-24; John 6:22-40
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
Unless we realize our poverty of spirit and mourn over it, we can never come to God’s place of comfort. We know that all have sinned and come short of God’s glory (or standards). Without Christ, there is no hope or comfort. But those who recognise their need and mourn over it, can find comfort and hope in Jesus Christ. He has paid the price of our sin so we can find eternal comfort in Him. —G. Frear
Those who mourn their sinful state,
Will see God’s face through heaven’s gate,
Those who praise Him for new birth,
Will recognise His matchless worth. —G. F.