Monday, April 15, 2019

Leviticus 23:1-22; Psalms 132:1-134:3; Mark 8:27-9:13

Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath. Zephaniah 1:18

Forgiveness cannot be bought. Money is the universal passport to everywhere except heaven. But the gospel goes out even to him “that hath no money” (Isa. 55:1). Nor are spiritual life, power or positions in the church for sale, as the sorcerer Simon Magus soon found out—“Thy money perish with thee” (Acts 8:18-21). Some say that money makes the world go round, but God is not swayed by them. Let us learn godliness with contentment, which is great gain, and show no partiality or respect of persons in our preaching. —Carl Knott

Lord, I care not for riches, neither silver nor gold;
I would make sure of heaven, I would enter the fold. —Mary A. Kidder