February 8

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 46-47:27; Psalm 25:1-22; Matt. 26:31-56

A time to be born, and a time to die. Ecclesiastes 3:2, KJV

There was a time when your life began and you grew in your mother’s womb. You were born and eventually grew into adulthood. Life was busy and happy. But death is coming; it is as sure as birth. There will come a time when you must leave this life. Are you ready? How have you prepared? Are you sure you are saved and ready to face God? If not, repent of your sins and turn to Christ in simple faith and receive Him. He died to pay the penalty for your sin. If you are saved, live a wise and holy life, ready to meet your Lord. Your life will be judged. Do not waste it. —Donald L. Norbie

My faith has found a resting place, not in device nor creed,
I trust the ever living One, His wounds for me shall plead.
—Lidie H. Edmunds

Friday, February 8, 2019

Genesis 46:1-47:27; Psalm 25:1-22; Matthew 26:31-56

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. Proverbs 3:13

The table mats in the hotel dining room had quotations inscribed on them. One was a saying of Benjamin Franklin: “Life’s tragedy is that we grow old too soon and get wise too late”. Perhaps we have aspired to change things, to make a difference for good and yet been disappointed as things have not gone our way. Like Solomon we should pray for wisdom. Said Reinhold Niebuhr, a famous theologian, “Lord, help me to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference”. —Brian Powlesland

Hasten, Christian, to be wise! Stay not for the morrow’s sun;
Wisdom, if you still despise, harder is it to be won. —Thomas Scott