February 7

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 45; Psalms 23:1-24:10; Matt. 26:1-30

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20 

The spiritually lukewarm church had put the Lord outside. How very much like the religious system in our world today. Yet, the Lord stands and knocks on the door of the individual’s heart. He calls with His voice, speaking gracious words to gain entrance. When the heart’s door is opened, He comes in as a guest saying, “I…will eat with him.” Soon, this guest becomes the host, “and he with me.” Are you feasting with Him? —Rex Trogdon

What food luxurious loads the board, When, at His table, sits the
Lord! The wine how rich, the bread how sweet, When Jesus deigns
the guests to meet. —C. H. Spurgeon

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Genesis 45:1-28; Psalms 23:1-24:10; Matthew 26:1-30

Ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence. Isa. 62:6c
I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us. Isaiah 63:7

What does the Lord desire from us? Our thanksgiving and praise. We should always be praising Him and worshipping Him as He is so worthy of our adoration. Do I praise Him all day long? Do I praise Him with my words, thoughts and conduct? Do I thank Him for all the many blessings He has bestowed on me today (Ps. 68:19)? —Annette Baal

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost! —Thomas Ken