Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Numbers 11:4-35; Proverbs 9:1-18; 1 Peter 1:-25

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:31

Prayer does more to bind together the hearts and minds of God’s people than anything else. Often the saying is heard and read: “The family that prays together stays together”. This is no less true in regard to God’s family as it meets together in its local expressions all over the world. What a blessed means of fellowship! Even when many miles separate us from loved ones in Christ, we can still meet at the throne of grace. —W. Ross Rainey

The saints in prayer, appear as one,
In word, and deed, and mind,
While with the Father and the Son,
Sweet fellowship they find. —James Montgomery

May 1

DAILY READINGS: Numbers 11:4-35; Proverbs 9:1-18; 1 Peter 1:1-25

“Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” Matthew 27:22

“Brothers, what shall we do?” Acts 2:37

The Lord Jesus is the great unavoidable. We must have a doing with Him. The Lord said that the Holy Spirit would convict the world of sin (John 16:8). The greatest demonstration of sin was the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus and all are guilty of this heinous act. What shall we do in light of our guilt concerning this? Peter answered that very question by preaching salvation through Christ and the result was 3,000 souls saved (Acts 2:38-41). What will you do? Only believe and you will be saved. —Neil Dougal

Come every soul by sin oppressed, there’s mercy with the Lord,
And He will surely give you rest, by trusting in His Word.
—John Hart Stockton