February 11

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 50; Psalm 30:1-12; Matt. 27:27-44

But his citizens…sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. Luke 19:14 , KJV
For he must reign. 1 Corinthians 15:25, KJV

It is easy to follow the godless crowd and say, “I will not have this man to reign over me.” Easy, but foolish, for God has said He must reign; He shall reign, and every knee shall bow before Him (Romans 14:11; Philippians 2:10). Friend you must face Christ one day. Depending on your choice you will face Him either as Judge or Saviour. Why not turn from your sin and rebellion today and trust the One who died for you on the cross? —David Croudace

Jesus shall reign wher e’er the sun,
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom spread from shore to shore,
Til moons shall wax and wane no more. —Isaac Watts

Monday, February 11, 2019

Genesis 50:1-26; Psalm 30:1-12; Matthew 27:27-44

And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because the Lord God of Israel fought for Israel. Joshua 10:42

Joshua made a big mistake in entering into an alliance with the Gibeonites, and suffered for it. When the Gibeonites were then attacked by an alliance of kings, Joshua had to fight for Gibeon. However the end result was that he avoided individual battles with each of the kings, and instead defeated them all at the same time. God is merciful—He can even use our mistakes for eventual blessing (Rom. 8:28). —Brian Russell

The God of Abraham praise,
Who reigns enthroned on high;
Ancient of everlasting days,
And God of love. —Thomas Oliver