April 17

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 24:1-23; Psalms 137:1-138:8; Mark 9:33-50

In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:10, KJV

If God were to close His hand on your breath today, where would your soul be? If you have trusted the Lord Jesus as your Saviour, it will be well. “Absent from the body, and…present with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8, KJV). If not, it will be separation from God for all eternity. Put your trust in Him today. —E. MacLelland

Eternity! But Jesus died—Yes Jesus died on Calvary;
Behold Him thorn-crowned, crucified,
The spotless One made sin for thee.
O sinner haste! For refuge flee—He saves, and for eternity.
—Author Unknown

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Leviticus 24:1-23; Psalms 137:1-138:8; Mark 9:33-50

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth. Ecclesiastes 12:1

Fourteen year old, cancer-filled Celeste had a choice to make as her life was slipping away. She chose to meet with a number of Hollywood celebrities. Her mother said, “They were the people she desperately wanted to meet”. She did, but there was no desire to meet God, and He the one she was soon to meet. Ancient Amos had valuable, God-given, advice when he said, “prepare to meet thy God” (Amos 4:12). Regardless of age, we must all meet God. Acts 16:31 tells us, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved”. Do so this very moment. —Arnot P. McIntee

I come to Jesus, He will take my hand,
He will kindly lead me to a better land. —Fanny J. Crosby