Friday, May 24, 2019

Deuteronomy 2:1-37; Ecclesiastes 2:12-3:15; Luke 6:20-49

And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the Lord will work for us: for there is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or by few. 1 Samuel 14:6

Saul had failed Jonathan. His son could easily have adopted a negative attitude and blamed his father. Instead he did what he could, knowing God could still use him. Sometimes the older saints fail. I exhort the younger people not to despair or criticise but do what you can for the Lord in the local assembly. Like Jonathan you may well be surprised what God can do with the few and at the same time activate and encourage the older ones. —Brian Russell

Cast care aside, lean on thy Guide,
His boundless mercy will provide. —John S. B. Monsell