Thursday, December 7, 2017

DAILY READINGS: Ezra 1:1-2:70; Daniel 4:1-37; 3 John:1-14

Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. Hebrews 12:16

The original root word for fornicator here is “pornos”, which also is the name of the most defiling of modern atrocities. As the world grows ever more accepting of fornication and the flaunting of it, God’s people must be ever vigilant to escape its ruinous effects. It is an evil that corrupts the mind, ruins lives, destroys relationships, degrades humanity, abuses children, demeans women, and fills the prisons. We need make no mistake, God will judge. —Rick Morse

When sin no more obstructs the sight,
And flesh and sense deceive no more;
What heights and depths of love divine,
Will there through endless ages shine. —Joseph Swain