Lord’s Day, March 10, 2019

Exodus 28:15-43; Psalms 74:1-75:10; Acts 16:16-40

My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? Psalm 22:1

Here we stand on holy ground. The Lord Jesus was completing the work that the Father had given Him to do on the Cross. The Creator, dies for the creature. The Son dies for sinners. The King dies to regain the Kingdom. The Holy dies for the unholy. The Immortal dies for the mortal. The Light of the world is shrouded in darkness, that we might be saved from the “blackness of darkness forever” (Jude 13). But at what a cost to Himself. The eternal Son of God, the Son of His Love, forsaken by His God. —W. H. Burnett

‘Tis mystery all, the immortal dies, who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries, to sound the depths of love divine. —C. Wesley

March 10

DAILY READINGS: Exodus 28:15-43; Psalms 74:1-75:10; Acts 16:16-40

How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation. Hebrews 2:3, KJV

Sixteen-year-old Jonathon Vowles plunged 790 meters after his parachute failed to open properly. When he crashed through the skylight of an airfield hanger, his parachute lines caught on the frame of the broken skylight, and Jonathon was left dangling less than a meter above the concrete floor. Fortunately he escaped death. However, for those who in their folly reject Christ, there is no escape. “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). Will you escape today? —Arnot P. McIntee

Time is gliding swiftly by, Death and judgment draweth nigh,
To the arms of Jesus fly, Be in time! —Charles H. Mason