March 3

DAILY READINGS: Exodus 22:1-23:9; Psalms 64:1-65:13; Acts 12:1-25

He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. Proverbs 28:13, NKJV 

What good news this is! As sinners, we are guilty before God, and under His condemnation. Yet, His grace is reaching out to us, offering us a complete pardon. We must not think that this offer indicates that God has lowered His standards regarding our guiltiness. The gospel proclaims that the bestowing of mercy on the guilty is entirely consistent with God’s righteous character. The out-flow of mercy to us is the result of the perfect work of Christ who “died for our sins” (1 Corinthians 15:3, KJV). Today, turn from sin, and trust the Saviour. —George Hall

Mercy there was great and grace was free, Pardon there was
multiplied to me, There my burdened soul found liberty, at Calvary.
—W. R. Newell

Lord’s Day, March 3, 2019

Exodus 22:1-23:9; Psalms 64:1-65:13; Acts 12:1-25

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus…And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2:5, 8

We are called to humility and given the greatest example of the One who was so high yet came so low. The God of the universe came down to earth, took on a body, and humbled Himself to die on the cross of shame—for us. We were never so high and will never come so low. Surely, we can be humble-minded, not highminded, in light of His great love! —Rex Trogdon

When I survey the wondrous cross, on which the Lord of Glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride. —Isaac Watts