Tuesday, December 4, 2018

DAILY READINGS: 2 Chronicles 34:1-33; Daniel 2:1-23; 1 John 4:1-21

Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance. Isaiah 19:25

Isaiah was told of the great day when two of Israel’s perennial enemies would convert to the Lord. Egypt was a proud superpower who tyrannically enslaved many people. Assyria’s name was synonymous with cruelty and violence. But God specializes in graciously turning His enemies from opposition to salvation. Many nations shall be added to the Lord Jesus’ kingdom when He comes to reign on earth (Zech. 2:11). They will be transformed in the same way that every sinner is—by repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus. —K. R. Keyser

Come then to this Physician, His help He’ll freely give,
He makes no hard condition, ’tis only—look and live. —John Newton