February 2

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 40; Psalm 18:1-29; Matt. 23

You shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21

In the genealogy of the Lord Jesus, there are three outstanding leaders. Abraham led the way out of idolatry. David brought his people into supremacy over the nations. Zorobabel led his people out of Babylonian captivity. But neither Abraham nor David nor Zorobabel could save his people from their sins. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12, KJV). The Lord Jesus can save you today. —Neil Dougal

Jesus is calling the weary to rest— Calling today, calling today;
Bring Him thy burden and thou shalt be blest, He will not turn
thee away. —Fanny J. Crosby

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Genesis 40:1-23; Psalm 18:1-29; Matthew 23:1-39

With the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise… but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 2 Pet. 3:8-9, NKJV

The Lord is neither slack nor slow concerning the promise of His coming. In our first verse, we see how glorious God is: He is above and beyond the element of time. But then we see how gracious He is, as He stepped into time to save us and bring us to repentance. The world will perish one day by His hand, but by that same nail-scarred hand, He shows that He has no desire for anyone to perish. —N. C. Funston

Saved by His pow’r divine! Saved to new life sublime!
Life now is sweet and my joy is complete, for I’m saved, saved, saved! —J. Scholfield