Monday, January 8, 2018

DAILY?READINGS: Gen. 10:1-11:26; Job 13:1-14:22; Matt. 6:19-7:6

The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain. 2 Timothy 1:16
And in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well. 2 Timothy 1:18

Onesiphorus was a Greek believer whose name means “bringing profit.” He was noted for his ministry of refreshment and encouragement. He diligently sought out Paul in a Roman prison at great personal cost to himself. His mission was simply to care for Paul’s practical needs and encourage him spiritually, physically and emotionally. So many of the Lords people could benefit from a word of refreshment. Can I be an Onesiphorus to someone today? —Sid Halsband

Press on, my brother, sister, and face the deadly foe;
Through Jesus Christ we’ll conquer, while trav’ling here below.—B. Warren

January 8

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 10-11:26; Job 13:1-14:22; Matt. 6:19-7:6

I set My rainbow in the cloud. Genesis 9:13, NKJV
And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you… Exodus 12:13, NKJV

Our God is the saving and preserving God as well as the just and righteous God. The rainbow promises that He will never again destroy all humanity with a flood as in Noah’s day. And the blood that the Israelites put on their doors saved them from the death-dealing Angel. So every one who trusts the Lord Jesus Christ, who shed His blood for their sins, will be saved. His word is true. —Ben Tuininga

Precious blood that has redeemed us, All the price is paid!
Perfect pardon now is offered, Peace is made.
—Frances R. Havergal