Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Deuteronomy 28:1-37; Amos 3:1-4:13; Luke 14:1-24

For God speaketh once, yea twice…Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction. Job 33:14, 16

A Christian social worker who had tried for three years to win a rebellious girl finally used tough love and told the youth, “I’ve shed my last tear for you, and given my last ounce of care”. Some time later the girl called to pour out her desperation. Instantly the worker’s care revived. Her years of kindness paid with a changed life. Today, God’s loving concern still wraps His arms of mercy around the wanderer who seeks Him. —E. Dyck

Chilled in the shadows, I wandered in sin,
Far from the warmth of the light,
Then Jesus found me and changed me within,
Kindled His love in the night. —Ron Hamilton

June 12

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 28:1-37; Amos 3:1-4:13; Luke 14:1-24

Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth. Proverbs 27:1, NKJV

A roadside sign outside the English village of Wingham had two letters missing. The letters “r” and “v” had been knocked off. Instead of “Drive Carefully” the sign read “D-i-e Carefully”! So many people rush about with busy lives. How wise to stop for a moment to think about the end of life and to prepare to die. Dear reader, die carefully! Die knowing Christ as Saviour. Die with sins forgiven. I hope you will give this some thought— carefully. —Brian Powlesland

Hasten sinner to be wise! Stay not for the morrow’s sun;
Wisdom, if you still despise, harder is it to be won.
Hasten, mercy to implore! Stay not for the morrow’s sun;
Lest thy season should be o’er, ere this evening’s stage be run. —T. Scott