Monday, May 13, 2019

Numbers 23:27-24:25; Proverbs 21:12-22:16; Luke 1:1-25

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14

As David contemplated the greatness and might of God, he began to realise his own sin and weakness, even in the small things. If he couldn’t control his tongue and his heart’s thoughts, which others couldn’t see, then how could he control his actions which they could see? As we think of our own lives, how much more should we pray this prayer! —G. Frear

Oh Lord, I cry to Thee, beset by secret sins,
Let them not o’er me, the victory win,
Let the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart,
Be acceptable to Thee, for this is my part. —G. F.

May 13

DAILY READINGS: Num. 23:27-24:25; Prov. 21:12-22:16; Luke 1:1-25

And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, “You have said so.” Luke 23:3

Pilate was in a difficult situation. He was being forced to make a decision about who Christ was. In the end he avoided answering and decided on a politically expedient course. He went to the people for their verdict. One day the question will be asked of us, “Who do you say that I am?” (Mark 8:29). This time the question will come from the very throne of God. The answer we give will determine our eternal fate. Will we be with the Lord in glory or cast from His presence? We cannot rely on others. The answer must come from us. —Brad Dunn

It must be settled tonight, tomorrow may be too late;
The angel of death may come, and seal forever my fate. —C. B. Kendall