January 13

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 18; Job 21:1-34; Matt. 10:1-23

In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues. Luke 7:21

What if a doctor examined you and gave you the news that you were terminally ill? You are, spiritually! You were born with the congenital disease of sin, and it is fatal (Romans 6:23). No doctor, medicine, diet, philosophy, or religion can cure this plague. The Lord Jesus Christ is your only hope. If you repent and call on Him in faith, He will save you in that same hour. He alone has the power to cure you of sin and its deadly effect. Come out of denial, recognize your condition and need, and call upon the Lord. Time is running out. Do it now! —Carl Knott

Time is gliding swiftly by, death and judgment draweth nigh,
To the arms of Jesus fly, be in time. —Charles H. Mason

Lord`s Day, January 13, 2019

Genesis 18:1-33; Job 21:1-34; Matthew 10:1-23

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matthew 3:17
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Matthew 27:46

The stark contrast between these two statements of Scripture raises a question. Why would God forsake the Son in whom He had previously declared all His pleasure? Psalm 22:3 provides the answer; “But thou art holy”. God’s holiness required Him to forsake the Son in whom He delighted, punishing Him for your sin and mine. May our hearts overflow with thanksgiving and praise as we remember Him, and the price He paid to secure our salvation. —E. V.

Lord Jesus, we remember the travail of Thy soul,
When thro’ Thy love’s deep pity, the waves did o’er Thee roll. — J. G. Deck