May 11

DAILY READINGS: Numbers 22:1-38; Proverbs 19:1-29; James 3:1-4:12

But the wicked are like the tossing sea; for it cannot be quiet, and its waters toss up mire and dirt. There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.” Isaiah 57:20-21 

The Bible is a book that tells us first the bad news, then the good news. It is good news for bad people. The verses above describe the world in which we live. There are fears on every side and there is no rest for wicked people. However, there is rest offered for believers in Christ. The good news is, Jesus said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). We do not know what tomorrow brings, but we can always know we can rest in Him. Is your rest in Him? —Harold G. Smith

The Lord’s our Rock, in Him we hide, a shelter in the time of storm.
Secure whatever ill betide, a Shelter in the time of storm. —Ira Sankey