June 12

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 28:1-37; Amos 3:1-4:13; Luke 14:1-24

Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth. Proverbs 27:1, NKJV

A roadside sign outside the English village of Wingham had two letters missing. The letters “r” and “v” had been knocked off. Instead of “Drive Carefully” the sign read “D-i-e Carefully”! So many people rush about with busy lives. How wise to stop for a moment to think about the end of life and to prepare to die. Dear reader, die carefully! Die knowing Christ as Saviour. Die with sins forgiven. I hope you will give this some thought— carefully. —Brian Powlesland

Hasten sinner to be wise! Stay not for the morrow’s sun;
Wisdom, if you still despise, harder is it to be won.
Hasten, mercy to implore! Stay not for the morrow’s sun;
Lest thy season should be o’er, ere this evening’s stage be run. —T. Scott

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 28:1-37; Amos 3:1-4:13; Luke 14:1-24

But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious…when I saw the prosperity of the wicked…Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. Psalm 73:2-3, 17 

Asaph was so discouraged! The wicked prospered while the godly were oppressed. He was on the verge of backsliding when suddenly his spirit lifted when he spent time in the sanctuary of the Lord (v. 17). Only then did he see things in the light of eternity. The wicked are in slippery places and their end will suddenly come (vv. 17-18), whereas he would be continually with the Lord. —David Croudace

Let me hide in Thee, refuge there for me.
Where no evil shall befall me, and no fear can be.
Let me hide in Thee, Christ of Calvary. —Author Unknown