Saturday, February 22, 2014


DAILY?READINGS: Exodus 13 to 14:4; Psalms 47-48; Acts 7:1-29

I will declare the decree. Psalm 2:7a

There are many voices in the world today—voices demanding this, denouncing that. This is nothing new. This psalm contains many such voices, all clamouring for God’s attention and ultimately for His removal from their lives (vv. 1-3). And then God speaks! To the nations? Hardly. He confers with His Son. Then He responds to the nations through His Holy Spirit (vv. 10-12), giving the divine charge: “be wise” and “serve the Lord” and “rejoice with trembling.” The nations’ solution to its problems, then, as well as now, is found in God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Those who don’t respond to God’s voice will feel His anger; those who do, will receive His blessing.    —Norman Craig Funston

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven; to His feet your tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, evermore His praises sing. —H. Lyte