Saturday, January 12, 2019

Genesis 17:1-27; Job 20:1-29; Matthew 9:18-38

And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth. Acts 17:26

Humanity has been divided by boundaries, ethnicities, political allegiances and languages. Some hide behind these differences saying, the gospel works in your kindred, but not ours. The Bible makes sense in your dialect, but not ours. Your party believes, but not ours. These arguments are insults to God’s wisdom, love and righteousness. God is determined to disprove these excuses by redeeming people out of every nation, tribe, people and tongue (Rev. 5:9). God so loved the world. —J. A. Bjorlie

With harps and with viols there stands a great throng,
In the presence of Jesus and sings this new song;
Unto Him who has loved us and washed us from sin,
Unto Him be the glory forever. Amen. —A. T. Pierson

January 12

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 17; Job 20:1-29; Matt. 9:18-38

Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. John 21:25

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library. It has over 32 million books, yet that vast number could not tell the full story of our Saviour. It is startling to consider that only a fraction of the Lord’s exploits is recorded. What is written is so that  “you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). Is this a truth you have grasped and believed? —Brian Powlesland

Lord, I have made Thy Word my choice, my lasting heritage;
There shall my noblest powers rejoice, my warmest thoughts engage.
—Isaac Watts