DAILY?READINGS: Leviticus 7:11-38; Psalm 107; Acts 28:17-31
The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord. Proverbs 16:1 (NKJV)
Ezra prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, to do it, and to teach it (Ezra 7:10). As a result, God blessed him with wise speech and he was used to bring revival to Israel. King Rehoboam cherished the counsel of men rather than a word from the Lord and as a result he did evil in the sight of God. Why? Because he did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord (2 Chron. 12:14). Accordingly, as we read, memorize, and meditate on God’s Word, we are preparing ourselves for service. We need not worry about what to say when testing comes; the Holy Spirit will guide a heart prepared to seek after God! —W. A. H.
Use me Lord, use even me, just as Thou wilt, and when, and where,
Until Thy blessed face I see, Thy rest, Thy joy, Thy glory share.
—Frances Ridley Havergal