DAILY?READINGS: Leviticus 3; Psalm 102; Acts 26:1-18
A threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12
Together Shem, Ham, and Japheth stood with their father against a wicked society and built an ark. Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah strengthened each other to remain faithful; Peter, John, and James were companions in intimacy to the Lord; Joab, Asahel, and Abishai were united in fierce devotion to David. A popular Bible teacher says that big battles are won by teams. The Lord says, “Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I” (Matt. 18:20). Are you part of a threefold cord? —Marilyn MacMullen
I walk alone, and I am sore afraid;
My way is dark, my path with thorns o’erlaid.
Draw near me Lord, and take my trembling hand,
And make me brave to join Thy pilgrim band.
—Henry W. Frost