May 14

DAILY READINGS: Num. 25:1-26:51; Prov. 22:17-23:11; Luke 1:26-56

I will turn to you and make you fruitful and multiply you and will confirm my covenant with you. You shall eat old store long kept, and you shall clear out the old to make way for the new. I will make my dwelling among you, and my soul shall not abhor you. Leviticus 26:9-11 

We find “you” throughout this entire chapter. God wants us to glory in the fact that He loves us and deals with us always as individuals. Thus it is intensely personal. Salvation is offered to the world (John 3:16), but I must make it mine. His  personal interest in me is a wonderful, blessed, comforting thought. —Vernon Markle

I am so glad that our Father in heav’n, tells of His love in the Book
He has giv’n; Wonderful things in the Bible I see, this is the dearest,
that Jesus loves me. —Philip P. Bliss

Monday, May 14, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Num. 25:1-26:51; Prov. 22:17-23:11; Luke 1:26-56

We have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee. 2 Chronicles 20:12

Have you, on the horizon, some task you are dreading? If so, take heart that it is when the task seems too onerous, it draws us to the Lord for help. Rest on Him and remember you can do all things through Christ that strengthens you (Phil. 4:13). The battle then becomes the Lord’s battle. —Brian Russell

The battle is the Lord’s,
All power belongs to Him;
Since He His mighty grace affords,
Let us go on and win. —Author Unknown