April 30

DAILY READINGS: Numbers 10:11-11:3; Proverbs 8:1-36; Jude 1:1-25

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

The headline read “Mom’s final act saves baby.” The heroic mother was pushing her baby’s stroller across an intersection when a car made an illegal turn. She pushed the buggy out of the way, but could not avoid the vehicle and was killed. The greatest act of love was at Calvary where the Lord Jesus died in your place and mine, paying the price of our sins. The apostle Paul said, “the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians. 2:20). —Arnot P. McIntee

Jesus has saved me—wonderful Saviour! Jesus has saved me—
I cannot tell how; But this I do know, He came, my ransom,
Dying on Calvary with thorns on His brow. —J. W. MacGill

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Numbers 10:11-11:3; Proverbs 8:1-36; Jude

Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? 1 Corinthians 15:12

It often comes as a personal shock when we discover that something we’ve believed and repeated is either off balance or even completely incorrect. Sometimes we can trace the detour back to something we’ve heard or read, but we acknowledge how difficult it is to change our own views on something we’ve held for a long time. May we ever have a teachable spirit, so that we value being correct more than being right. —Rick Morse

Break Thou the Bread of Life, dear Lord, to me,
As Thou didst break the loaves, beside the sea;
Beyond the sacred page, I seek Thee, Lord;
My spirit pants for Thee, O Living Word. —M. A. Lathbury