May 26

DAILY READINGS: Deuteronomy 4:1-49; Ecclesiastes 5:1-6:12; Luke 7:30-50

But Barzillai said…“How many years have I still to live, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem? 2 Samuel 19:34

This question was asked by an old man. Have you asked it yourself? Solomon observed that “Like fish that are taken in an evil net, and like birds that are caught in a snare, so the children of man are snared at an evil time, when it suddenly falls upon them” (Ecclesiastes 9:12). God says: “You do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes” (James 4:14). Is it any wonder God warns, “behold, now is the day of salvation,” (2 Corinthians 6:2). Trust Christ now, before it’s too late! —R. Surgenor

Think on me as you pass by. As you are now, so once was I.
As I am now, so you must be. Prepare for death to follow me.
—Thomas Parks (Epitaph of Hanna Cole)