Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Numbers 4:1-49; Proverbs 1:1-33; Mark 14:1-26

I came down from heaven. John 6:42

Abraham Lincoln once had a conversation with a child which required him to stoop down to her. At the end of it he said to her, “When you grow up, you can say that Abraham Lincoln bent half– way to meet you”. There is a greater than Abraham Lincoln who stooped down all the way to bring blessing to mankind, not just as a result of His miracles but by the outcome of His death at Calvary. Sinners must stoop down in humility, confess their sin and receive Him as Saviour and Lord. —Brian Powlesland

He left His Father’s throne above,
So free so infinite His grace;
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race. —Charles Wesley

April 24

DAILY READINGS: Numbers 4:1-49; Proverbs 1:1-33; Mark 14:1-26

So the Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land… But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. Genesis 6:7-8 

And Noah did all that the Lord had commanded him. Genesis 7:5

We first read that God purposed to destroy all mankind. But Noah became the exception, because he was the object of God’s grace. God offers that grace to all who will believe and trust Him. “For by grace you have been saved through faith” (Ephesians 2:8). Are you saved? —Ken Gross

O, the love that drew salvation’s plan, O, the grace that brought it
down to man, O the mighty gulf that God did span; At Calvary!
—William R. Newell