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
DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 15:1-33; Psalm 119:73-112; Mark 5:21-43
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation… Hebrews 2:3a, KJV
The question is unanswerable, because escape is out of the question. Salvation far exceeds what was offered under the Law. The Law pointed out our sins, salvation takes our sins away! We have been offered so great salvation by so great a God delivering us from so great a death (Hebrews 2:3; Psalm 77:13; 2 Corinthians 1:10). Surely this salvation should not be neglected, or rejected, but accepted by all who hear of so great a Savior as Jesus our Lord. —Rex Trogdon
Oh, believe it! Oh, believe it! Christ has died upon the tree, That
from sin you might be free; Oh, believe it! Oh, believe it! Jesus died
for you and me, Oh, believe it! —John Ferguson
DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 14:33-57; Psalm 119:41-72; Mark 5:1-20
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12
Modern people balk at Christ’s exclusive claims. To affirm that there is only one way to be saved is deemed intolerant. Yet the Saviour, in whom alone is found eternal life, offers Himself freely to all. Only faith in Christ will deliver from sin and the eternal condemnation in the lake of fire that we all deserve. The Bible ends with this inclusive invitation: “’Come.’ And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price” (Revelation 22:17). —Keith Keyser
His be the Victor’s name, who fought the fight alone;
Triumphant saints no honour claim, His conquest was their own.
DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 14:1-32; Psalm 119:1-40; Mark 4:21-41
He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names Psalm 147:4
Chapters of genealogies with all their names are recorded forever in God’s Word. Few of us enjoy reading them, yet they are individually important to God. Countless millions, all called by name, will be a part of the coming Kingdom—written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. All this has come to pass only because God in human form came down to earth to link you and me with Him, forever. Will you be a part of this heavenly scene? —Vernon Markle
I would make sure of heaven, I would enter the fold.
In the book of Thy kingdom with its pages so fair,
Tell me, Jesus, my Saviour, is my name written there? —F. M. Davis
DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 13:24-59; Psalm 118:1-29; Mark 4:1-20
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” Psalm 53:1
To be a fool is to be without common sense or wisdom. The wise man will contemplate creation and marvel. He sees that earth orbits the sun at the right distance to sustain life. He delights in the great lakes without which no life would survive. He is amazed at the countless species of plant and animal life. He studies his own body and marvelous brain and stands in awe. All of this proclaims a Creator, infinitely wise and powerful. Only a fool will say that there is no God. Do not be a fool. Come to know God through the Lord Jesus Christ. —Donald L. Norbie
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day,
The moon shines forth at His command and all the stars obey.
DAILY READINGS: Lev. 12:1-13:23; Psalms 116:1-117:2; Mark 3:13-35
Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized. Acts 18:8
Here is the pattern desired by God for each of us. What have you heard about the Lord Jesus? He is God’s Son sent to be the Saviour of the world; He is sinless; He died on the cross for our sins and He rose from the grave. Do you believe this? If you truly believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, why not follow His command and be baptized? —Bob Cretney
Oh believe it! Oh believe it! Jesus died on Calvary,
That from sin we might be free, Oh believe it! Oh believe it!
Jesus died for you and me, Oh believe it! —James R. Murray
DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 11:1-47; Psalms 113:1-115:18; Mark 2:23-3:12
But nothing unclean will ever enter it…but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Revelation 21:27
…him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37, KJV
Present-day English has a counterpart for the Bible’s “in no wise.” We say “no way” to express a strong refusal or a firm denial. Our first verse is telling us emphatically that there is “no way” we can enter heaven if our sins are not forgiven. If, however, we come to the Lord Jesus, in sincere trust, there is “no way” He will turn us away! —George Hall
Enough for me that Jesus saves, This ends my fear and doubt;
A sinful soul I come to Him, He’ll never cast me out.
—Lidie H. Edmunds
DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 10:1-20; Psalms 111:1-112:10; Mark 2:1-22
God whom we serve is able to deliver. Daniel 3:17, KJV
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2, KJV
A large truck was passing through the city of Worcester, MA. On the cab in large letters were the initials, G.O.D. As it passed by, on the side was: G-uaranteed O-vernight D-elivery. We moved on, thanking the Lord that He gives immediate delivery from sin and hell and guarantees unfailing transportation to heaven. To the converted thief, the Lord said, “today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43). —Neil Dougal
He is able to deliver thee, He is able to deliver thee; Tho’ by sin
oppressed, Go to Him for rest, Our God is able to deliver thee.
—W. A. Ogden
DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 9:1-24; Psalms 109:1-110:7; Mark 1:21-45
She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21
Are you being dragged down by the passions and power of sin? You’ve tried so often to change, to be free from those
lifelong habits, which have made your life such a mess? The Lord Jesus died and rose again, not only to bring you
forgiveness, but to save you from your sins. If you will turn to Him in repentance and faith, you will become a new person in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). —David Croudace
Would you be free from your burden of sin?
There’s power in the blood, power in the blood.
Would you o’er evil a victory win?
There’s wonderful power in the blood. —L. E. Jones
DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 8:1-36; Psalm 108:1-13; Mark 1:1-20
To you who believe, He is precious. 1 Peter 2:7, NKJV
This verse doesn’t say what the Lord should be to us, but rather what He is! Love for Christ is a result of having believed and is one of the unmistakable signs of regeneration. John says, “We love Him because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19, NKJV). Paul declares of anyone who does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, “Let him be Anathema” (1 Corinthians 16:22, KJV), which means “accursed.” Friends, there is no middle ground. The saved love the Lord Jesus and the unsaved do not. The Redeemer is precious to all the redeemed. What does He mean to you? —Carl Knott
I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree;
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow,
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now. —William R. Featherston