Lord’s Day, February 3, 2019

Genesis 41:1-49; Psalm 18:30-50; Matthew 24:1-28

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9

Martin Luther called this verse, “The Great Exchange”. What an offer has been given to lost sinners like you and me; our sin for His righteousness. God, who is holy, could not overlook sin, because that would be unjust; nor could He pretend that we didn’t sin, because that would be a lie. Thank God there was One, His only Son who voluntarily took all the sin and charges that were against us onto Himself. Could anything be more amazing? On this Lord’s Day, may we reflect on Calvary and its cost—the preciousness of our salvation. —Jim Comte

Was it for crimes that I have done, He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! Grace unknown! And love beyond degree! —I. Watts

February 3

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 41:1-49; Psalm 18:30-50; Matt. 24:1-28

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep…And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. John 10:11, 28, NKJV

The Lord Jesus is both the Good Shepherd and the Giving Shepherd. In His goodness and His giving, He surpasses all others. Two aspects of His giving stir our hearts. First, He gave His life for us. We think of Calvary and its sin-atoning sacrifice. Secondly, He imparts to each repenting, trusting soul the gift of “eternal life” (see Romans 6:23). Accept it today, and be assured that you shall “never perish“. —George Hall

The King of love my Shepherd is, whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His, and He is mine for ever. —Henry W. Baker