Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Genesis 43:1-34; Psalms 20:1-21:13; Matthew 25:1-30

The Lord Himself… 1 Thessalonians 4:16, NKJV

Discouraged Christian, here’s a word that should gladden your heart: “Himself”. In a coming day, He will not send Gabriel or even the armies of heaven to take us home. No, the Lord reserves this special work for “Himself”. In the past: It was “by Himself” (Heb. 1:3) that He purged our sins. Presently: It is the Lord “Himself” who draws near to the brokenhearted (Luke 24:15). In the future, the Lord “Himself” will return to take His children home (1 Thess. 4:16-17). Our past, present and future are all in the capable hands of the One who never fails: The Lord “Himself”. —Brian Cretney

Every day the Lord Himself is near me,
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear and cheer me,
He whose name is Counsellor and Pow’r. —L. Sandell