Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Exodus 30:11-38; Psalm 78:32-72; Acts 18:1-23

So the Lord alone did lead him (Israel)…But Jeshurun (Israel) waxed fat, and kicked. Deuteronomy 32:12, 15

Initially led by God, Israel later becomes so self-sufficient they thrust the Lord right out of their lives. Amazingly He still loved them and in anguish cried out, “O Jerusalem…how often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!” (Matt. 23:37, NKJV). You may have rejected God, but He lovingly calls you again, to return to Him and be saved. He died to cleanse and forgive you and He is waiting to personally welcome you into His family today. —David Croudace

I hear Thy welcome voice, which calls me Lord, to Thee,
For cleansing in Thy precious blood that flowed at Calvary.
I am coming, Lord! Coming now to Thee.
Wash me, cleanse me in Thy blood, that flowed on Calvary.—Hartsough

March 13

DAILY READINGS: Exodus 30:11-38; Psalm 78:32-72; Acts 18:1-23

And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? 1 Kings 18:21

There is a saying in Luvale, “You cannot cross the river by having one foot in the canoe and one foot on the bank.” In other words, “Make up your mind.” Since Jesus Christ is God, and died for you to make the way to heaven, come aboard by trusting Christ now. Give Him your allegiance; abandon the eroding bank of sin. What must you do to be lost? Nothing! If you remain undecided, you will lose both Christ and the world. —David Croudace

Sinners, turn; why will you die? God, your Saviour, asks you why;
He who did your souls retrieve, died Himself, that you might live.
Will you not His grace receive? Will you still refuse to live? —C. Wesley