Thursday, March 7, 2019

Exodus 26:1-30; Psalms 70:1-71:24; Acts 15:1-21

That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. Ephesians 1:12

So much of the Christian life is trying to figure out what God wants us to do. Which school to attend? Which career to pursue? Which person to marry? But God wants us to focus, first, on who He wants us to be. Look at the numerous “Be” verses in the Bible. Be patient (James 5:7). Be holy (1 Peter 1:16). Be humble (1 Peter 5:8). Be kind (Eph. 4:32). Be thankful (Col. 3:15). Be diligent (2 Peter 3:14). In other words, Be Christ-like so that we will “be to the praise of his glory”! When we are willing to be who God wants us to be, we will do what He wants us to do. —Brian Cretney

Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of Thy love. —Frances R. Havergal

March 7

DAILY READINGS: Exodus 26:1-30; Psalms 70:1-71:24; Acts 15:1-21

Tell those who are invited…everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast. Matthew 22:4

This parable illustrates God’s invitation to anyone who hears— Come. To those who are still in their sins, He says come to me for salvation. His purposes for the day of grace will soon be accomplished and we will be called home to the marriage supper of the Lamb to meet our Bridegroom in person. Have you responded to His invitation to come for salvation? Come today. —Jim Pizzulli

While Jesus whispers to you, come, sinner, come!
While we are praying for you, come, sinner, come!
Now is the time to own Him: come, sinner, come!
Now is the time to know Him: come, sinner, come! —W. E. Witter