Friday, March 14, 2014


DAILY?READINGS: Exodus 31; Psalms 79-80; Acts 18:24 to 19:20

And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words. Luke 1:20
And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house. Luke 1:23

Zacharias was determined to fulfill his days of service. His disability did not deter him and shows what type of man he was. He could have used his loss of speech as a reason to quit his post and go home. But he set aside his hardship and fulfilled his responsibility. Faithfulness, patient endurance, and tenacity are prized commodities in the economy of heaven. Let us follow his example. —Sid Halsband

In Thy presence we are happy; in Thy presence we’re secure;
In Thy presence all afflictions, we can steadfastly endure. —W. Williams