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