Friday, April 19, 2019

Leviticus 26:1-46; Psalm 140:1-141:1-10; Mark 10:32-52

It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. Ecclesiastes 7:2

Amidst the sorrow of losing a loved one comes great opportunities for a Christian to witness. Often you will find that because unsaved friends are occupied with the concept of death and eternity we can confirm the realities of our faith and let others know that our Lord carries us. —Brian Russell

Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His gentle breast,
There by His love o’ershaded,
Sweetly my soul can rest. —Mrs. Van Alstyne

April 19

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 26:1-46; Psalm 140:1-141:10; Mark 10:32-52

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5

If God were some austere and distant figure, unable or unwilling to reveal Himself to man in love and grace, man would be in a most dreadful position. But standing between us (in all our need), and God (in His unbending righteousness)
is one great mediator; God the Son. The Father is well pleased with Him. Yet He loves us to the extent that He died for us. He is the perfect and unfailing mediator between God and us. God the Father is reachable only through that mediator. But, thankfully, in this work He never fails. —Doug Kazen

Though many a fiery, flaming dart, the tempter levels at my heart,
With this I all his rage repel; my Jesus has done all things well.
—S. Medley