DAILY READINGS: Exodus 35:1-35; Psalms 87:1-88:18; Acts 21:1-16
Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens. Genesis 7:2
And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord. Genesis 8:20
God prepared in advance for the offerings on the altar at the end of the flood. Those beasts would be the “sweet savour” arising out of the judgment of God (v. 21). Long before the cross, preparation was made for a different offering. God’s precious Son would be the ultimate sacrifice for us and every believer that “sweet savour…of Christ to God” (2 Cor. 2:15). As we gather today to remember that great offering, every redeemed heart should praise the Lord. —Vernon Markle
Dying sinner, look to Jesus, hung upon the cross for thee;
Think upon the Saviour, Jesus, stretched and nailed upon the tree!
Ev’ry mark of deep dishonour heaped upon His thorn-crowned brow:
There, oh, read the wondrous story of His cross, His shame and woe! —Author Unknown