April 18

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 25:1-55; Psalm 139:1-24; Mark 10:1-31

Abraham said, Son, remember. Luke 16:25, KJV

Visiting Brussels I was struck by a poster of a road sign bearing the word “Remember.” If one did not remember in time, the
road would take you to the wrong destination. It reminded me of the pitiful existence of the beggar compared to the luxury of
the rich man in the above passage, and of what Abraham said to the rich man in eternity and doomed—“Son, remember.” Many in a lost eternity will remember invitations to accept God’s way of salvation. But they left it too late and thus found themselves at a horrible destination. —Brian Powlesland

Memory like an adder stingeth, all the wasted past upbringeth;
Could I but that viper strangle, half my miseries would be o’er,
But around my heart it coileth, every frantic effort foileth,
Will it quit me nevermore? Echo answers, nevermore. —H. Bonar