Friday, December 8, 2017

DAILY READINGS: Ezra 3:1-4:24; Daniel 5:1-31; Revelation 1:1-20

Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. Genesis 45:5

Sometimes we can spend a lifetime regretting past failures. Firstly we must remember there is forgiveness on confession (John 1:9). Secondly when we read in Romans 8:28 about “all things”, it can include our failures and mistakes. God in His mercy can turn a negative situation into something good and positive. Praise His name He is both sovereign and merciful. —Brian Russell

All the way my Saviour leads me; cheers each winding path I tread,
Gives me grace for ev’ry trial, feeds me with the living bread;
Tho’ my weary steps may falter, and my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me, Lo! a spring of joy I see. —F. Crosby