March 5

DAILY READINGS: Exodus 24:1-18; Psalm 68:1-35; Acts 13:26-52

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 

To come to God requires two things. First, we must believe that He is, that He exists. Nearly everyone believes this. But, that’s not enough. We must also believe that He will reward those who seek Him out. Call upon Him in faith for salvation, knowing that He will respond. Then, for spiritual growth, don’t grow weary in your prayers, nor in your passion for living for Him. Seek Him in every situation. He is there. He will reward. —Rex Trogdon

Thou art coming to a King, large petitions with thee bring;
For His grace and power are such, none can ever ask too much.
—John Newton

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Exodus 24:1-18; Psalm 68:1-35; Acts 13:26-52

But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive. Exodus 1:17

Pharaoh had issued a cruel decree that the midwives should kill all Israelite male babies. Yet the midwives feared God more than the king and refused to commit murder. They knew the sanctity of human life and so preserved the lives of all the newborn babies. It was an act of immense courage and required much wisdom to explain it to the king but ultimately they knew that they were answerable to God. The result was that they were greatly rewarded with families of their own. May we conduct ourselves with one aim and object to be pleasing to God. —Paul Young

Trust and obey! For there’s no other way,
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey. —John H. Sammis