Thursday, June 6, 2019

Deuteronomy 18:9-19:21; Joel 1:1-20; Luke 11:37-54

Lovest thou me more than these? John 21:15
Lovest thou me? John 21:16
Lovest thou me? John 21:17

The Lord wanted Peter to speak the words “I love You” to Him. Does our Saviour ever tire of hearing us say it? No, He does not. Just as we enjoy hearing that we are loved, so does He. Do you regularly tell the Lord, “Thou knowest that I love thee” (21:15-17). But do we show our love to Him as well? By our love for His Word? Our treatment of fellow believers? Our efforts in the gospel? Lovingly tell, and show, Him today! —Vernon Markle

Love led my Saviour to die in my stead, why should He love me so?
Meekly to Calvary He was led. Why should He love me so? -Robert Harkness

June 6

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 18:9-19:21; Joel 1:1-20; Luke 11:37-54

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool…” Isaiah 1:18, NKJV

Scarlet is a fixed and permanent colour. It is actually the biblical colour for sin, not black. There is no power in chemistry that can take out the scarlet colour without destroying the fabric. However, what is impossible in chemistry is possible in grace. Our Saviour’s work at Calvary can remove sins of deepest dye. As a lost sinner, have you responded to the Lord’s invitation to “Come now”—not tomorrow, next week, or next month, but today? —W. Ross Rainey

Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe; Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow. —Elvina M. Hall