April 15

DAILY READINGS: Lev. 23:1-22; Psalms 132:1-134:3; Mark 8:27-9:13

What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. James 4:14

The latest research establishes that the iceberg, which the Titanic struck had been spotted when it was 2,000 feet away, almost a minute before the impact. For around half of that time the ship had held its course. Had the officer in charge reacted even 15 seconds sooner, the ship may have missed the iceberg, and the lives of 1,476 persons might have been saved. We know that individuals can pass away very quickly, in much less than 30 seconds. At this moment, you have an opportunity to trust the Saviour. Don’t wait another moment. —Arnot P. McIntee

Life at best it is very brief, Like the falling of a leaf.
Like the binding of a sheaf, Be in time. —Author Unknown

Monday, April 15, 2019

Leviticus 23:1-22; Psalms 132:1-134:3; Mark 8:27-9:13

Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath. Zephaniah 1:18

Forgiveness cannot be bought. Money is the universal passport to everywhere except heaven. But the gospel goes out even to him “that hath no money” (Isa. 55:1). Nor are spiritual life, power or positions in the church for sale, as the sorcerer Simon Magus soon found out—“Thy money perish with thee” (Acts 8:18-21). Some say that money makes the world go round, but God is not swayed by them. Let us learn godliness with contentment, which is great gain, and show no partiality or respect of persons in our preaching. —Carl Knott

Lord, I care not for riches, neither silver nor gold;
I would make sure of heaven, I would enter the fold. —Mary A. Kidder