Monday, February 4, 2019

Genesis 41:50-42:38; Psalm 19:1-14; Matthew 24:29-51

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in Thy presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11

What a wonderful prospect we have for the future when we trust the Lord! David wrote these words thousands of years ago, and yet we can echo them with perfect assurance today. Time means nothing in the spiritual realm. What was true then is equally true today. We know for certain that there are better things ahead for God’s people, and even though life here can be good, what lies ahead is even better! —G. Frear

My heart is glad, I rest in His hope,
Whatever life brings, I know I can cope,
He keeps me through life, till I come to death’s door,
And in His presence are joys evermore. —G. F.

February 4

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 41:50-42:38; Psalm 19:1-14; Matt. 24:29-51

The Lord is my shepherd… Psalm 23:1, KJV

Who can be your shepherd? Take care of you through life? Who can give you rest and peace? Who can restore your soul? Who can lead you on the right path, or carry you if need be? And who can take you through the valley of the shadow of death? Only the Lord Jesus Christ. Friend, don’t go through life without Him, and don’t leave this world without Him, if you know what’s good for you. Repent and trust Him today. Then He will lead you and goodness and mercy will follow you, now and forever. —Carl Knott

My soul He doth restore again, And me to walk doth make,
Within the paths of righteousness, E’en for His own name’s sake.
—The Lord is My Shepherd, based on Psalm 23