May 7

DAILY READINGS: Numbers 18:1-32; Proverbs 15:1-33; 2 Peter 2:1-22

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. 2 Corinthians 13:5

It is easy for a young person who has had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home to rest on the faith of his/her parents and yet not know the Lord in a personal, life-changing way! Such faith will not stand. Eventually life will force you to stand alone and make your own decision regarding Christ and your relationship to Him. Only Christ can satisfy the deepest longings of the heart. Before you drift away into a world of sin that will never satisfy, turn to Christ. Humbly trust Him as your Saviour and commit your life completely to Him. —David Croudace

Now none but Christ can satisfy, no other name for me,
There’s love, and life, and lasting joy, Lord Jesus found in Thee.—B. E

Monday, May 7, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Numbers 18:1-32; Proverbs 15:1-33; 2 Peter 2:1-22

Father, I have sinned. Luke 15:21

God has used some unlikely people to do His work. Think of Jonah who ran from God’s call. He forgave Abraham for lying about Sarah being his sister. On the backside of the desert God called Moses. He entrusted the deliverance of a nation to him, a murderer who ran for his life. In the New Testament an earthly father eagerly forgave his prodigal son. Past failure need not deter us from service if we return in a humble sincere attitude of repentance. God can and does work through weakness to confound the wise (1 Cor. 1:27). —E. Dyck

I ask You, Lord, to take my hand,
And heal my inner blight;
So that these faltering footsteps,
Again can walk aright. —E. M. D.