Monday, February 24, 2014


DAILY?READINGS: Exodus 15; Psalm 51; Acts 8:5-40

And they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13

The sanctifying, transforming process of a Christian begins at conversion and reaches its perfection in glory. The disciples spent much time with their Master and the people observed that they were becoming like Him in attitude and character. This is God’s ultimate goal for His children. Time spent in His presence in prayer and the Word will transform us, so people will say, “He has been with Jesus.” This will mean emulating Him in His loving compassion to reach lost sinners. It will include a sacrificial life lived for others and not for self. God help us to be conformed to the image of His Son and not to the world (Rom. 8:29; 12:2).    —Milton Haack

Redeemed from sin and saved by grace, we shall behold His blessèd face,
The wonders of His love to trace, as we shall be with Jesus. —D. Gordon