November 3

DAILY READINGS: 1 Chron. 16:1-43; Ezekiel 16:35-63; John 6:1-21

Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household. Acts 16:31

There is no simpler expression of the Gospel of Christ than this verse. The jailer’s immediate and direct question was met by an immediate and direct answer. Note carefully that the words “and your household” must be understood as being linked with “believe” and “be saved.” Taylor Smith, while Chaplain-General of the British Army, refused any candidate who could not tell in three minutes how a person may be saved. Have you truly believed on the Lord Jesus Christ? —W. Ross Rainey

Yes, Jesus is the Truth, the Way, that leads you into rest:
Believe in Him without delay and you are fully blest.
—John H. Stockton

Saturday, November 3, 2018

DAILY READINGS: 1 Chronicles 16:1-43; Ezekiel 16:35-63; John 6:1-21

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3

The word “secret” signifies a “hiding place” (Ps. 32:7). Like a bird covers her young with her wings, we can trust in the shelter of God’s wings (Ps. 61:4). As we trust Him He assures us with “songs of deliverance” (Ps. 32:7). A shadow speaks of someone’s presence. God doesn’t just hide us and then leave us. He permanently hides us in His presence by placing us in the secret place of His Son. Christ will never leave us nor forsake us. What security! —George Ferrier

The Lord’s our Rock, in Him we hide, a shelter in the time of storm;
Secure whatever ill betide, a shelter in the time of storm.—V. Charlesworth