Friday, July 6, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Joshua 23:1-16; Isaiah 17:1-18:7; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17

Whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him. Ecclesiastes 10:8

The hedge (Job 1:10; Ezek. 22:30) indicates those bounds and restrictions that God has placed for our protection and guidance. He can remove the hedge as Isaiah 5:5 says, but it is a judgment against the  rebellious; not a blessing. We can break God’s hedges, but the serpent is waiting to attack all who dare. Let us stay within our God-given bounds in the home, the assembly and the world. God’s hedges are for our good, so don’t resent or rebel. Thank Him! And remember, the grass is not greener on the other side! —Carl Knott

O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
O how bright the path grows from day to day,
Leaning on the everlasting arms. —Elisha A. Hoffman