May 14

DAILY READINGS: Num. 25:1-26:51; Prov. 22:17-23:11; Luke 1:26-56

I will turn to you and make you fruitful and multiply you and will confirm my covenant with you. You shall eat old store long kept, and you shall clear out the old to make way for the new. I will make my dwelling among you, and my soul shall not abhor you. Leviticus 26:9-11 

We find “you” throughout this entire chapter. God wants us to glory in the fact that He loves us and deals with us always as individuals. Thus it is intensely personal. Salvation is offered to the world (John 3:16), but I must make it mine. His  personal interest in me is a wonderful, blessed, comforting thought. —Vernon Markle

I am so glad that our Father in heav’n, tells of His love in the Book
He has giv’n; Wonderful things in the Bible I see, this is the dearest,
that Jesus loves me. —Philip P. Bliss

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Numbers 25:1-26:51; Proverbs 22:17-23:11; Luke 1:26-56

For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things. 1 Timothy 4:8, NKJV
Exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 1 Timothy 4:7b

Although exercising our bodies is beneficial for our physical health, God’s Word says it pales in comparison to the benefit godliness produces in our spiritual lives. The neglect of exercise in either the physical or spiritual realm, can cause atrophy to set in due to lack of use. This may result in complacency, ineffectiveness, and lack of growth. May God keep us disciplined to exercise unto godliness every day. —E. V.

Only this hour is mine Lord, may it be used for Thee;
May every passing moment, count for eternity. —Avis B. Christiansen