June 10

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 25:1-26:15; Jonah 3:1-4:11; Luke 13:1-21

With God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26b, NKJV 

Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6) It is also not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats could take away our sins (Hebrews 10:4). Thus, the Lord Jesus came to do God’s will (Hebrews 10:7). In Gethsemane, He prayed, “O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me” (Matthew 26:39, NKJV). But it was impossible for God to spare His Son and He delivered Him up for us all (Romans 8:32). When He died, it was impossible for God to allow His Son to be held in death’s power, so He raised Him to life (Acts 2:23-24). With this, God assures us of our eternal hope in Him. Trust Him. —K. C. Ung

Only believe, only believe; all things are possible, only believe,
Only believe, only believe; all things are possible, only believe.
—Paul Rader

Lord’s Day, June 10, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 25:1-26:15; Jonah 3:1-4:11; Luke 13:1-21

Then they said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they struck Him with their hands. John 19:3, NKJV
As they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” So they…worshiped Him. Matthew 28:9, NKJV

The Greek word translated “Hail” is often rendered “rejoice.” Pilate had Christ scourged and then his soldiers rejoiced to bash the King of the Jews. In contrast, when the risen Christ met the women leaving his tomb, He said “rejoice” and they worshipped Him. When Christ meets with His people, there is rejoicing and worship, but a cold outcome occurs when He is with those who do not appreciate Him. How are we gathering? —W. A. H.

Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, all ye that are upright in heart;
And ye that have made Him your choice, bid sadness and sorrow depart. —Mary E. Servoss