Lord’s Day, June 9, 2019

Deuteronomy 23:9-24:22; Jonah 1:1-2:10; Luke 12:41-59

For he (Abraham) looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Hebrews 11:10

Heaven is a glorious anticipation for the Christian. It is viewed as a city in the above verse. Cities are places of activity, buildings, music, sport and are certainly not boring. Yet Heaven is also viewed as a country (Heb. 11:16) and that reminds us of variety (mountains, rivers) and beauty. It is also considered a home (John 14:4) and homes are places of security, familiarity and friendship. What a glory Heaven is: activity, beauty and loved ones. We thank God that this is our anticipation through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. —Paul Young

There is a land that is fairer than day, and by faith we can see it afar;
For the Father waits over the way to prepare us a dwelling place there. —Sanford Fillmore Bennett

June 9

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 23:9-24:22; Jonah 1:1-2:10; Luke 12:41-59

For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and we know our iniquities: Isaiah 59:12 

This will be the language of all who stand before God’s judgment. The dead will be judged according to their works. Unsaved
friend, then you will weep as you see your transgressions. Then your sins will testify against you. You did not trust in the  Lamb of God as your sin-bearer. Therefore your sins will still be on you. On that terrible day you will fully know them and you will know God’s wrath when you could have known His love. Delay no longer. Trust Him now! —Carl Knott

What will you do without Him, when He hath shut the door, And you
are left outside because you would not come before? —F. R. Havergal