DAILY?READINGS: Numbers 16:41 to 17:13; Proverbs 14; 2 Peter 1
Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. 1 Kings 11:7
Solomon built a spectacular temple for the Lord, was greatly blessed with wisdom, and yet erected pagan altars in the high places surrounding Jerusalem. How is this possible? If we let our heart wander from the Lord it can happen easily. Let us be careful that we do not erect competing high places in our local churches—the Lord’s dwelling place in and with His people. There is nothing in humanism that can please the Lord, so let us ensure that Christ always has the pre-eminence among us. —W. A. H.
Since from His bounty I receive such proofs of love divine,
Had I a thousand hearts to give, Lord, they would all be Thine.