Thursday, January 4, 2018

DAILY?READINGS: Gen. 4:1-5:32; Job 6:1-7:21; Matt. 4:1-25

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3

The motto of the London Stock Exchange is “Dictum Meum Pactum” meaning “my word is my bond.” Founded in 1698, its sentiment goes back to a time when many business deals were confirmed with a handshake. A promise became a contract and the minds of the parties involved were contented. If man’s mind can be at peace on the basis of a verbal promise, how much more peace of mind can be enjoyed by trusting in the word of the Lord. —Brian Powlesland

Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord.
Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,
Standing on the promises of God. —R. K. Carter