June 1

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 12:1-32; Song 2:8-3:5; Luke 9:37-62

Moses said to Pharaoh, “Be pleased to command me when I am to plead for you…that the frogs be cut off from you and your houses…And he said, “Tomorrow.” Exodus 8:9-10a 

Pharaoh is the epitome of a heart so hard that when God sent the plague of frogs into Egypt, even into Pharaoh’s bed, he was not rational. When offered the privilege to say when the frogs should depart he replied, “Tomorrow.” Can you imagine?! It is the same for unbelievers who put off receiving God’s free gift of eternal life till tomorrow. The danger is that no one has the promise of tomorrow. Tomorrow is the day to start a diet, not to determine your destiny. Today is the day of Salvation! —Rex Trogdon

Just now, your doubtings give o’er; just now, reject Him no more;
Just now, throw open the door; let Jesus come into your heart.
—L. Morris

Friday, June 1, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 12:1-32; Song of Sol. 2:8-3:5; Luke 9:37-62

The truth which is after godliness. Titus 1:1

“After” means “according to.” In other words, that which produces godliness. As important as truth and sound doctrine are, they mean nothing to us personally unless we are molded by them into godly living. To hold to orthodoxy but have a cold heart or worldly values and lifestyle is to live a giant contradiction, or in other words, hypocrisy. Someone said, “The Bible was not given to merely fill our minds or satisfy our curiosity, but to change our lives.” James 1:22 demands, “But be ye doers of the word.” —Carl Knott

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way,
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey. — John Henry Sammis