Monday, March 12, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Exodus 29:38-30:10; Psalm 78:1-31; Acts 17:16-34

(Since) we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses…Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…Consider him…lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Hebrews 12:1-3

While we are encouraged when hearing about believers who by faith have overcome fierce opposition, or been martyred for Christ, we must not look to them for spiritual leadership! Rather we must keep our hearts fixed on Him who enabled them to be overcomers—the Lord Jesus Himself. Then we must spend much time meditating upon Him. In this way we will ensure that we do not become discouraged when God calls us to face similar hostility. —David Croudace

Since my eyes were fixed on Jesus, I’ve lost sight of all beside,
So enchained my spirit’s vision, looking at the Crucified. —Mary D. James