Saturday, December 16, 2017

DAILY READINGS: Nehemiah 3:1-32; Daniel 12:1-13; Revelation 8:1-13

The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought…The counsel of the Lord standeth forever…Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:10-12

What in the world is happening? For many years we have purportedly had the greatest peace-keeping force the world has ever known—the United Nations. Yet we see nothing but war, chaos and confusion! The reason is that one cannot find any nation “whose God is the Lord” (v. 12). But in the midst of this bleak situation, as believers we rejoice, for we have the sure Word of God (v. 11). It tells us that one of these days, not only will we be raptured but seven years later Christ will return to set up His kingdom. —David Croudace

Peace, perfect peace, our future all unknown? Jesus we know, and He is on the throne. —Edward H. Bickersteth