Lord’s Day, April 14, 2019

Leviticus 22:1-33; Psalm 128:1-131:3; Mark 8:11-26

Thou man of God, the king said, Come down. 2 Kings 1:9
Let him now come down from the cross. Matthew 27:42

Twice Elijah was ordered by Ahaziah to “come down”. He refused and God sent down fire and consumed the king’s men. The crowd around the cross ordered Christ to “come down” to prove who He was. We would have expected the fire of heaven to consume these accusers. God rather sent the fire down on His Beloved Son, so that sinners might be forgiven. —Sam Thorpe, Jr.

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood:
Hallelujah! What a Saviour. —Philip P. Bliss

April 14

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 22:1-33; Psalm 128:1-131:3; Mark 8:11-26

And he had to pass through Samaria. John 4:4

In the previous chapter, Jesus had bluntly told the Pharisee, Nicodemus, about his need for new spiritual birth. In this chapter His conversation is with an outcast woman of Samaria and His interaction is entirely different. The story begins by noting that the Saviour went out of His way to meet her. Their contact at the well was a divine necessity and as the Saviour spoke to her, He drew her to Himself with grace and truth! She believed and was saved along with many of the townsfolk. The Saviour is looking to meet with you today. —Jim Pizzulli

Jesus gave her water, that was not from the well; She went away
singing, and came back bringing, Others to the water, that was not
from the well! —Let’s Sing About Jesus, 49