March 4

DAILY READINGS: Exodus 23:10-33; Psalms 66:1-67:7; Acts 13:1-25

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Of Matthew 11:28, St. Augustine wrote in the fifth century A. D.: “I have read in Plato and in Cicero many sayings that are very wise and very beautiful, but I never read in either of them such words as these: ‘Come to me.'” Have you responded to this glorious invitation to receive Christ as your Lord and Saviour? His invitation is still open to you today. Tomorrow may be too late. —W. Ross Rainey

Come to the Saviour, make no delay;
Here in His Word He’s shown us the way;
Here in our midst He’s standing today,
Tenderly saying, “Come!”—George F. Root

Monday, March 4, 2019

Exodus 23:10-33; Psalms 66:1-67:7; Acts 13:1-25

Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready. John 7:6

Even though His unbelieving brothers wanted Him to go to Jerusalem where the Jews wanted to kill Him, the Lord declared that His hour had not yet come. Instead, He reminded them that their time was always ready. For those still in their sins, the time is always ready to come to the Saviour, since now is the day of salvation (2 Cor. 6:2). For the backslider, the time is always ready to return to the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls, (1 Peter 2:25). For the diligent servant of the Lord, the time is always ready to faithfully serve Him until He calls us Home, (2 Tim. 4:6). Are you ready? —Mark Kolchin

Ready to go, ready to stay, ready my place to fill,
Ready for service, lowly or great, ready to do His will. —A. C. Palmer