Genesis 49:1-33; Psalms 28:1-29:11; Matthew 27:1-26
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. Hebrews 13:15
What exaltation ascended to the Lord when Israel was delivered from Pharoah (Ex. 15:1)! What praise came from Mary at the prospect of a coming Son (Luke 1:46)! What a song was sung by Paul and Silas when bound in chains, they suffered for the Gospel (Acts 16:25)! No matter the circumstances are we a praising people, singing with grace in our hearts to the Lord (Col. 3:16)? —Jim Paul
Still praising Thee that should be my mission.
As fleeting years so quickly come and go
Still praising Thee be this my high ambition.
Then further cause for praising I shall know. —J. Danson Smith
DAILY READINGS: Gen. 49; Psalms 28:1-29:11; Matt. 27:1-26
What must I do to be saved? Acts 16:30, KJV
We will no doubt have asked, or will ask many questions today. Some of those questions will be important, some of them less so. Here, however, is the most important question anyone can ever ask. A jailer at Philippi asked this question and what an answer he received from Paul and Silas: “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31, KJV). The jailer trusted Christ for salvation that day and was saved from sin and its penalty. If you haven’t asked this question, do it today. —John M. Clegg
Faithful and just Thou art, forgiving all;
Loving and kind Thou art when poor ones call:
Lord, let Thy cleansing blood, blood of the Lamb of God,
Pass o’er my soul. —Horatius Bonar