January 24

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 30; Job 40:1-41:34; Matt. 16:13-17:13

The heavens declare the glory of God… Psalm 19:1, KJV
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world…So they are without excuse. Romans 1:20

St. Paul’s Cathedral is a landmark in London, England. Of all the monuments that are to be found there one would expect to see one of the architect, Sir Christopher Wren. You will not find one. But his tomb is there. It is located under the floor directly under the main dome. Inscribed in Latin inlaid in the floor and placed there by his son, are the words, “If you would see his monument, look around!” If you want know about the Creator of the universe then simply look around! —Raymond Jones

Heav’n above is softer blue, Earth around is sweeter green! Something
lives in every hue Christless eyes have never seen; —G. W. Robinson

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Genesis 30:1-43; Job 40:1-41:34; Matthew 16:13-17:13

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Psalm 23:3

What did David mean by the words “for his name’s sake”? In answer to this question it has been explained that, “If the second clause points out where He leads, this last clause points out why He leads us there”. He leads us so that He, not we, may be exalted. Have you bowed your knees before the Lord and confessed with your tongue that blessed name? —W. Ross Rainey

Jesus is the name that charms us;
He for conflict fits and arms us;
Nothing moves and nothing harms us,
While we trust in Him. —Thomas Kelly