DAILY READINGS: 2 Chronicles 23:1-24:27; Ezekiel 41:1-26; John 18:1-27
I give it all. 1 Chronicles 21:23
Here and in 2 Samuel 24, we read of the plague of divine chastisement upon Israel and how David was instructed to set up an altar on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. Ornan offered David everything he needed for the urgent sacrifice, saying, “I give it all.” David purchased and sacrificed, and the plague ceased. Centuries later on this very mount, our Lord Jesus Christ died in sacrifice that the plague of sin and death might cease. Truly He can say, “I gave it all.” —Carl Knott
Life: life of love poured out, fragrant and holy!
Life: ‘mid rude thorns of earth, stainless and sweet!
Life: whence God’s face of love, glorious, but lowly,
Shines forth to bow us, low at Thy feet! —F. Allaben