Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Exodus 29:38- 30:10; Psalm 78:1-31; Acts 17:16-34

Thy people also shall be all righteous: They shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. Isaiah 60:21

I have a weeping mulberry tree at the front of my house. Every year the branches grow so long that the leaves trail onto the lawn. So I trim them back. Yet, despite my sometimes excessive pruning, it always grows full and green. So it is with the Lord’s chastening (Heb. 12:5-11). When He prunes us, He is teaching us something so we can glorify Him. This in turn helps us grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18). —Annette Baal

More like Jesus when I pray, more like Jesus day by day,
Born of Him through grace renewed, by His love my will subdued. —Fanny J. Crosby

March 12

DAILY READINGS: Ex. 29:38-30:10; Ps. 78:1-31; Acts 17:16-34

They said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act…” John 8:4, NKJV

Some people think they are too sinful, too far gone for God to ever forgive them. Our Lord ministered to this woman who had been found in the act of adultery. One of the last people He comforted was a condemned thief. God loves you no matter what sin you have committed. He wants you to turn to Him. The thief on the cross asked the Lord Jesus to remember him and Jesus told him that he would be with Him in paradise. Turn to the Lord Jesus and accept the salvation He lovingly offers. —M. Robins

Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me;
And that Thou bidd’st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God I come! I come. —Charlotte Elliot