Saturday, January 6, 2018

DAILY?READINGS: Gen. 7:11-8:19; Job 9:1-10:22; Matt. 5:21-48

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:42

The early church was marked by continuance in spiritual things. Modern believers need this persevering, “stick-to-it-iveness.” Lack
of commitment to the assembly meetings, inconsistency in ministries that God entrusts to us—even unfaithfulness in heart towards the Lord, impair our testimony and diminish our enjoyment of the Lord. Fellowship means that we have a share in Christ. We are invested in eternal things. This leads to an intrepid attitude of putting one’s hand to the plow for the glory of our Master. Faithful obedience has always characterized believers, and so it must be with us. —K. R. Keyser

Faint not, Christian! Jesus is near, soon in glory He’ll appear;
And His love will then bestow, power over every foe. —J. H. Evans