March 31

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 7:11-38; Psalm 107:1-43; Acts 28:17-31

Man shall not live by bread alone. Luke 4:4, KJV

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life…” John 6:35 Our forefathers lived without sugar until the 13th century,
without coal fires until the 14th, without potatoes until the 16th, without tea or coffee until the 17th, and without electricity until the 19th. Although mankind may live without such common commodities, we cannot afford to die without Christ who is the Bread of Life and the Living Water. —Arnot P. McIntee

Come, there’s bread in the house of Thy Father, and to spare,
Hear, O hear Him calling, calling now for thee;
Lo, the table is spread and the feast is waiting there,
Hear His loving voice calling still. —Charles H. Gabriel

Saturday, March 31, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 7:11-38; Psalm 107:1-43; Acts 28:17-31

Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat! Job 23:3

Many believers move from one assembly to another in search of a place that pleases them; not knowing, that because of their own judgement they are unable to see that; “Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not” (Gen. 28:16). Ask the Lord to guide you to where He wants you to be, and He will lead you there. Then commit yourself to that gathering. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matt. 18:20). —Ken Gunnell

God will take care of you, be not afraid,
He is your safeguard through sunshine and shade;
Tenderly watching and keeping His own,
He will not leave you to wander alone. —F. Crosby

March 30

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 6:8-7:10; Psalm 106:1-48; Acts 28:1-16

Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, “See, my master has spared this Naaman the Syrian, in not accepting from his hand what he brought. As the Lord lives, I will run after him and get something from him.” 2 Kings 5:20 

Gehazi wanted the gifts which Elisha had refused. Greed had overtaken him and he sinned greatly in letting Naaman think he could pay for his healing. God’s gift of grace is free. No amount of money could ever pay for such a gift. We are all afflicted with the spiritual disease of sin. Healing and salvation come to us only as a free gift. Thank God. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). —Robert Gentile

Jesus, the just One, has died on the tree, Died for guilty sinners,
and salvation is free! —Author Unknown

Friday, March 30, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 6:8-7:10; Psalm 106:1-48; Acts 28:1-16

Ye were…redeemed…with the precious blood of Christ. 1 Peter 1:18-19

For Passover, each family took a lamb—a perfect, soft, gentle, lovable lamb. This lamb would quite possibly have become a family pet, cared for, hugged, fed and loved. When, with the family looking on, the
father butchered this little thing, the dreadful cost of sin would become horribly real to each one. By contrast, in Jesus’ day, animals were sold to worshippers at the temple. The only emotional pain would be that
of the exorbitant prices of the animals. Religion became a matter of money, not of grief over sin. —M. MacMullen

Sin atoning Sacrifice, Thou art precious in my eyes
Thou alone my rest shall be, now and through eternity. —H. Guinness

March 29

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 5:14-6:7; Psalm 105:1-45; Acts 27:27-44

In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity. Proverbs 16:6

That purging of our sin took place two thousand years ago at Calvary. God’s mercy was demonstrated in its fullness. He could have justly condemned us to a lost eternity, yet He chose to demonstrate His love, mercy, and grace to sinful men. The Lord Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6, KJV). Accept His cleansing today! —W. H. Gustafson

Mercy there was great and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty—at Calvary.
—W. R. Newell

Thursday, March 29, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 5:14-6:7; Psalm 105:1-45; Acts 27:27-44

We were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention. 1 Thessalonians 2:2

Though Paul and his companions had been physically and verbally abused in Philippi, it did not weaken their resolve to continue preaching. So in the next place, Thessalonica, they carried right on proclaiming the gospel. This verse says they were bold. They exercised great courage as they proclaimed the good news. As then, so now, this message needs to be proclaimed with boldness by all Christians. It changes lives. —Paul Young

Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim,
And publish abroad His wonderful name;
The name all-victorious of Jesus extol;
His kingdom is glorious and rules over all. —Charles Wesley

March 28

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 4:27-5:13; Psalm 104:1-35; Acts 27:1-26

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16, NKJV

Out of love, God provided salvation for sinful men before man ever fell. Out of love, God planned from eternity to give His Son. God’s love is eternal, unconditional, changeless. It reaches out to all persons regardless of their status or condition. In love, God offers freely eternal life and heaven to any sinner who will respond to Him. The saved soul loves Him because He first loved us. —Doug Kazen

The cross reveals thy love below; But better soon our hearts shall know,
When we behold Thy face above. The fullness of our Father’s love.
—C. A. Bernstein

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 4:27-5:13; Psalm 104:1-35; Acts 27:1-26

What shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36

Four-high-stake gamblers lost $2 million on a casino gambling table. They claimed the table had been illegally modified. The court, however, dismissed the case and charged them an additional $15,000 in costs. Please don’t gamble with your soul and reject God’s salvation. The loss will be an eternity of suffering. Rather, acknowledge you are a sinner for whom Jesus died. The Bible’s assurance for you is in Acts 16:31, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” It can be so this very moment. —Arnot P. McIntee

To lose your wealth is much, to lose your health is more,
But to lose your soul, is such a loss that nothing can restore. —Author Unknown

March 27

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 4:1-26; Psalm 103:1-22; Acts 26:19-32

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree. 1 Peter 2:24

Trees feature prominently in the Scriptures. In the midst of the Garden of Eden was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This tree became the symbol of man’s iniquity as he disobeyed God’s injunction not to eat of it. As a result, sin passed upon all men. Humanity had to perpetually bear this curse of sin. To redeem man, our Saviour came and was obedient unto death, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree to save us. Jesus Christ took your place on the tree. Do you believe it? —K. C. Ung

Would Jesus have the sinner die? Why hangs He then on yonder
tree? What means that strange expiring cry? Sinners, He prays
for you and me. —Charles Wesley

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 4:1-26; Psalm 103:1-22; Acts 26:19-32

Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord. Psalm 5:1-3

It’s a wonderful fact that we have access to the God of heaven and earth through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ! We can meet with Him at any time. But it’s most important to start the day off with Him in peace and quiet before the busyness of life begins. —G. Frear

Consider my thoughts and my words O my Lord,
Hear my cry, my King and my God;
Each morning I’ll call and pray unto Thee,
Trusting that You will have mercy on me. —G. F.