Friday, March 8, 2019

Exodus 26:31-27:19; Psalm 72:1-20; Acts 15:22-35

And it was night. John 13:30

This darkness was literal. And yet it was symbolic too. The Egyptians knew the fearfulness, distress and pain of passing through this night, as the Lord smote all their firstborn (Ex. 12:42). Likewise, when Judas left the presence of the Lord before Passover to betray Him, it was literally and metaphorically night for him (John 13:1, 30)! For some of us right now perhaps it is “night”, as we find ourselves passing through a bitter experience. However, there is all the difference when we have the Lord with us. —K. C. Ung

There have been times in my life when I felt all alone,
My burden was heavy, night was dark and, oh so long.
But in the deepest despair, I called His name and He was there.
Yes, He always gives a song in the darkest night. —Author Unknown

March 8

DAILY READINGS: Exodus 26:31-27:19; Psalm 72:1-20; Acts 15:22-35

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened…and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Revelation 20:12

Foolish man casts judgment on God and His Son, but here is His final judgment on them. Continued disregard for divine mercy and grace will eventually yield these sad and horrible consequences. No one is exempt as both small and great stand before God to hear of the “things…written in the books.” Dear reader, don’t ever think that you will escape this fate. Heed the sure word of Scripture and turn to Him today! —Mark Kolchin

Jesus invites you here, angels are lingering near, Prayers rise from
hearts so dear, Oh wanderer, come! —Philip P. Bliss