Tuesday, May 8, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Numbers 19:1-22; Proverbs 16:1-33; 2 Peter 3:1-18

And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. Acts 18:24 

The Bible describes Apollos as one who was mighty in God’s Word. This should also be our desire. A growing knowledge of the Bible deepens our relationship with Christ. It spurs us to effectively serve Him and share the gospel with others. Obeying His Word empowers us for godly living. Accurately applying His Word brings wisdom for decision making. It is God’s message, given to us with His love. How we value it is important to Him. How would God currently describe our relationship to His Word? —George Ferrier

The Bible stands every test we give it, for its Author is divine;
By grace alone I expect to live it, and to prove it and make it mine. —Haldor Lillenas

May 8

DAILY READINGS: Numbers 19:1-22; Proverbs 16:1-33; 2 Peter 3:1-18

Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory. 1 Timothy 3:16

1 Timothy is all about God’s way of doing things. God has a way that cannot be improved. This is so in every realm. For example, in bringing salvation to the lost, who could have devised and executed a better plan? God ensured that Christ the Saviour would be manifest in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the nations, believed on in the world and, finally, received up into glory. This was a Master-plan! Men cannot improve it. They simply must receive it. —Roy Hill

We may not always see just how the weavings intertwine, But we must
trust the Master’s hand and follow His design. —Author Unknown