Lord’s Day, May 12, 2019

Numbers 22:39-23:26; Proverbs 20:1-21:11; James 4:13-5:20

Entreat me not to leave you…Your people shall be my people, And your God my God. Ruth 1:16, NKJV

They all lived happily ever after. So read the fairytales. Sadly life is seldom that way. The story of Ruth is a sad, depressing story for she was dealt a severe blow. Shortly after her marriage her husband died leaving her a young widow. Some of you may be experiencing the same thing: a broken home or the loss of a partner. God eventually intervened in Ruth’s life and He will intervene in yours—in His time and in His unique way. Hard as it may be, trust Him and rest in Him. —Jim Comte

No one understands like Jesus:
He’s a friend beyond compare.
Meet Him at the throne of mercy:
He is waiting for you there. —John W. Peterson

May 12

DAILY READINGS: Num. 22:39-23:26; Prov. 20:1-21:11; Jas. 4:13-5:20

And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?” Luke 24:38

The excitement of the last few minutes suddenly vanished, and once smiling faces were now fearful and terrified. Without opening the door, the Saviour suddenly appeared, offering peace to His shocked disciples, who supposed they had seen a spirit. However, when He asked for food and ate it in their presence, they were confident He was the risen Lord, the Man, Christ Jesus. Jesus is alive today at the Father’s own right hand. Believe it with all your heart, and enjoy the peace He gave to them and now offers you and me. —Arnot P. McIntee

Peace, perfect peace, our future all unknown?
Jesus we know, and He is on the throne.—E. Bickersteth