Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Leviticus 16:1-34; Psalm 119:113-144:15; Mark 6:1-29

My son, if thou be surety for thy friend…thou art snared with the words of thy mouth. Proverbs 6:1-2

Think before you speak. God expects the words of our mouth to be true and acted upon as stated. Flippant or meaningless statements have no place in the Christian life. When God says something He means it, He fulfills it, and He expects us to look for its fulfillment. Likewise our words should be true. —D. Pickup

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. —Psalm 19:14

April 10

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 16:1-34; Psalm 119:113-144; Mark 6:1-29

A full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge! Ruth 2:12

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem…How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! Luke 13:34

King David had undoubtedly heard of his great-grandmother Ruth, a foreigner, coming to trust the God of Israel and taking shelter under His protecting wings. When the Lord Jesus came, He used the same metaphor, but His perfect shelter was refused. The comfort and shelter of those almighty wings are still offered to all who trust in Him and accept His salvation. May we rejoice today in the peace found there. —Tom Steere

Thy people to Thee ever for grace and help repair, For Thou they
know wilt never refuse their griefs to share. —J. G. Deck