June 5

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 17:1-18:8; Obadiah:1-21; Luke 11:14-36

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

This is an invitation first of all to the sinner who is burdened and distressed by the guilt and tragedy of his sin. To such the Saviour holds out His hands in welcome, offering forgiveness. But you must come repentant and trusting, believing that His death on the cross is sufficient to pay for your sins. Come and know the rest of His love and forgiveness. But it is also an invitation to the Christian who is burdened with the cares and anxieties of this life. Cast your anxieties upon Him and know the rest of His love and care. He does love you. —Donald L. Norbie

Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin? The blood of Jesus
whispers peace within. —Edward H. Bickersteth

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 17:1-18:8; Obadiah 1:1-21; Luke 11:14-36

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. Romans 5:6
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son… Romans 5:10

These three verses describe us in three desperate situations. Yet one Saviour is sufficient for all. We were without strength, helpless; Christ died to be our Helper. We were still sinners; Christ died to be the Healer of our sin-sick souls. We were enemies of God; Christ died to be our Friend and reconcile us to God. —Rex Trogdon

Hallelujah! What a Saviour! Hallelujah! What a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving, He is with me to the end. —J. Chapman