Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Genesis 10:1-11:26; Job 13:1-14:22; Matthew 6:19-7:6

Thou wilt keep (protect, guard) him in perfect peace (or peace, peace), whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength (or Rock of Ages). Isaiah 26:3-4

What confidence for us in the midst of life’s struggles! God’s perfect peace. Peace is a beautiful word, suggesting His blessing and well-being, but it is an unknown word in the hearts of millions. This peace is available to the one “whose mind is stayed on thee”. It is a peace that is not based upon the lack of troubles, strife, or conflict, but it is a peace that is given in the midst of the raging storm, only when our hearts and minds are fixed on Him. —Jim Comte

Peace, perfect peace, with sorrows surging round?
On Jesus’ bosom naught but calm is found. —Edward Bickersteth

January 8

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 10-11:26; Job 13:1-14:22; Matt. 6:19-7:6

I set My rainbow in the cloud. Genesis 9:13, NKJV
And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you… Exodus 12:13, NKJV

Our God is the saving and preserving God as well as the just and righteous God. The rainbow promises that He will never again destroy all humanity with a flood as in Noah’s day. And the blood that the Israelites put on their doors saved them from the death-dealing Angel. So every one who trusts the Lord Jesus Christ, who shed His blood for their sins, will be saved. His word is true. —Ben Tuininga

Precious blood that has redeemed us, All the price is paid!
Perfect pardon now is offered, Peace is made.
—Frances R. Havergal