Saturday, July 21, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Judges 16:1-31; Isaiah 35:1-10; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. Nahum 1:7

Nahum whose name means “comfort” or “consolation” brought hope and comfort to the hearts of God’s people. He gave them the following three-fold assurance: “The Lord is good.” His character cannot change toward you and me. He is “a strong hold [or refuge] in the day of trouble.” Rest in your impregnable fortress for divine protection. “He knoweth them that trust [or find shelter, refuge] in him.” Find comfort in His omniscience, knowing “he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Weary one, no matter how difficult the day may be, “the Lord is good” and He is still your stronghold. —Jim Comte

I found a Friend; O such a Friend! So kind, and true, and tender,
So wise a Counselor and Guide, so mighty a Defender. —James G. Small