Thursday, January 31, 2019

Genesis 38:1-30; Psalms 15:1-16:11; Matthew 21:33-22:14

In thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 12:3

The scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. Galatians 3:8 From the beginning, God’s heart has longed for all to know Him. The Gospel is to be preached to every person. We call this the Great Commission. So how great is the Great Commission to me? Is God’s vision my vision? It needs to be. Is God’s mission my mission? It can be. It must be. —J. A. Bjorlie

Shall we, whose souls are lighted with wisdom from on high,
Shall we to men benighted the lamp of life deny? Salvation!
Oh, salvation! The joyful sound proclaim,
Till earth’s remotest station has learned Messiah’s name. —R. Heber

January 31

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 38; Psalms 15:1-16:11; Matt. 21:33-22:14

Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. Isaiah 45:22, NKJV

Years ago, on a snowy winter Sunday morning in England, a young boy took his mother’s advice and went to a Primitive Methodist Chapel. Because of the weather, the minister hadn’t shown up. A “layman” from the little congregation took his place and expounded repeatedly on the above verse. Addressing the visitor he said: “Young man, look to Jesus Christ. Look! You have nothing to do but to look and live.” Charles Spurgeon looked and was saved. —E. MacLelland

Life is offered unto you, Hallelujah! Eternal life your soul shall have,
If you only look to Him, Hallelujah! Look to Jesus who alone can save.
—William A. Ogden