Saturday, July 7, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Joshua 24; Isaiah 19-20; 2 Thessalonians 3

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. Genesis 1:5

From the beginning, God has made distinctions: between light and darkness, night and day, earth and sky, land and sea, as well as different species of animals. The greatest distinction lies between the Creator Himself and His creation. The essence of holiness is the Almighty’s uniqueness—He is utterly unlike anyone or anything in His universe. How wonderful then that He wants us to be like Him (2 Peter 1:3-4). Rather than another type of animal, humans are actually invited to be like their Maker in His moral and spiritual character. —K. R. Keyser

Here in the body pent, absent from Him I roam,
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent, a day’s march nearer home.
—James Montgomery