Thursday, May 10, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Numbers 21:1-35; Proverbs 18:1-24; James 2:1-26

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalm 133:1
Let each esteem other better than themselves. Philippians 2:3

At the Commonwealth Observance Ceremony in London in 2016, a guest recited a poem she had composed to fit in with the theme for the service—inclusiveness. Her poem had the line in it—”There is a ‘u’ and an ‘i’ in ‘unity.'” Such a simple pithy line but what a truth— applicable to any setting where there is interaction between people. It behooves every believer to endeavour to function in harmony with others so that we bear a good testimony for the Lord. —Brian Powlesland

As sweet strains of heav’nly music, blend in one harmonious sound,
So the members of Christ’s body, in blest unity are found. —C. M. Brooks

May 10

DAILY READINGS: Numbers 21:1-35; Proverbs 18:1-24; James 2:1-26

Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Isaiah 55:1 

Today’s verse invites all who are thirsty and hungry for salvation to come to God and to hear what He says so that their soul may live. God abundantly pardons the sinner. Redemption is only through Christ. Declare before God your faith in the Lord Jesus and confess Him as your Redeemer, and you’ll receive life eternal today. —Jerry Proctor

Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come. —Charlotte Elliott