Monday, June 4, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 16:1-22; Song of Sol. 6:10-8:14; Luke 11:1-13

Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 2 Timothy 2:9

I recently read of believers sending balloons with God’s Word into North Korea. It reminded me again that God’s Word cannot be chained. No land can contain, stamp out, or prevent God’s Word from spreading. Similarly in prison Paul preached the same message as he did outside, only to a different audience. Though believers may be slandered or even unjustly imprisoned, their godly lives and words can still display Christ’s beauty. Whatever our circumstances, let us purpose to persevere for Him, even in our troubles showing that God’s Word is like an unchained lion. —George Ferrier

The Word of God is like a lion. You don’t have to defend a lion. All you have
to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself. —Charles Spurgeon

June 4

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 16:1-22; Song 6:10-8:14; Luke 11:1-13

There is but a step between me and death. 1 Samuel 20:3, KJV

Prepare to meet your God, O Israel! Amos 4:12

Riding home on his bicycle, a young lad suddenly saw a black mamba on the path. Terrified he fell off right on top of the reptile, which promptly sank its fangs into his leg. Far from medical help he died two hours later. Thankfully I had had the privilege of explaining the Gospel to the young man that very morning—how that Christ had died for his sins, and wanted him to trust Him for forgiveness. Whether Kayombo was saved I never knew, but you my friend would do well to prepare to meet your Maker, for there is only a step between us and death. But also only a step between you and God! —David Croudace

Only a step to Jesus! Believe and you will live;
Lovingly now He’s waiting, and ready to forgive. —Fanny J. Crosby