January 27

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 33:18-34:31; Psalms 4:1-6:10; Matt. 19:1-15

The wages of sin is death… Romans 6:23, KJV
They found in him no guilt worthy of death. Acts 13:28
Christ died for our sins. 1 Corinthians 15:3, KJV

It has been pointed out by G. Campbell Morgan that when the Lord Jesus, the sinless Substitute, died on the cross, there was no cause in Him to die. Therefore He created in the universe an infinite credit value He did not need for Himself, upon which every sinner may draw. All the value of that death becomes available to any who will by faith appropriate it, and, receiving Christ and His finished work, such a sinner will pass from spiritual death unto life eternal. Have you ever received Him? —J. B. Nicholson

Thine is the joy, but yet ’tis mine. ‘Tis ours as one with Thee;
My joy flows from that grief of Thine; Thy death brings life to me.
—Author Unknown

Lord’s Day, January 27, 2019

Genesis 33:18-34:31; Psalms 4:1-6:10; Matthew 19:1-15

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Matthew 27:45

In our worship gatherings we often speak of the scourging, buffeting, spitting and railing our Lord endured. But there was no forgiveness and salvation in all this suffering. It was in those three dark hours when the sword of Jehovah awoke and smote the Shepherd. It was then that He was wounded for our transgressions and smitten of God. It was there that it pleased Jehovah to bruise Him. It was there that He was made sin for us. We can never enter into this awful “tasting of death” for us. —Harold G. Smith

Alas and did my Saviour bleed? And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head, for such a worm as I? —I. Watts