Thursday, December 13, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Ezra 9:1-15; Daniel 10:1-21; Revelation 5:1-14

See that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently. 1 Peter 1:22b

The term “fervent” is found nine times in the New Testament epistles. There are six different Greek words that express this English word. The context is seen in three areas; love, prayer and service. Fervent service is the fruit of love and prayer; fervent prayer is the power of service and love; fervent love is the motive of prayer and service. —Sam Thorpe Jr.

Channels only, blessed Master,
But with all Thy wondrous power.
Flowing through us, Thou canst use us,
Every day and every hour. —Mary E. Maxwell