DAILY?READINGS: Exodus 16; Psalm 52-54; Acts 9:1-31
These sought their listing among those who were registered by genealogy, but they were not found; therefore they were excluded from the priesthood as defiled. Ezra 2:62
Without a genealogy, the children of Barzillai were put out of the priesthood. Sometimes revival results in blessed reductions. One church leader said to another that they had experienced revival. The other replied, “That’s good. How many were added to the congregation?” The former responded, “None were added, but ten were subtracted.” The Lord prayed that the spiritual oneness of believers would declare the glory of God to the lost (John 17:21-23). If the unconverted and those in sin join our ranks, the spiritual vitality of the assembly and its evangelical efforts will wane. —W. A. H.
Walk in the light: so shalt thou know, that fellowship of love;
His Spirit only can bestow, who reigns in light above. —B. Barton