Thursday, April 12, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 19:1-20:27; Psalms 120:1-123:4; Mark 7:1-23

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Physical activity, such as climbing, running and even walking, demands a high level of energy. Many Scriptures indicate that this physical fact has a spiritual counterpart. As believers in the Lord Jesus, we “Set [our] affection on things above” (Col. 3:2) as we “run… the race that is set before us” (Heb. 12:1). It is most important that we maintain our spiritual vigour and freshness. This is achieved only as we “wait upon the Lord.” —George Hall

Take time to be holy, let Him be thy Guide;
And run not before Him, whatever betide;
In joy or in sorrow, still follow the Lord
And, looking to Jesus, still trust in His Word. —W. D. Longstaff