Saturday, June 15, 2019

Deuteronomy 30:1-31:13; Amos 9:1-15; Luke 16:1-31

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. John 15:18
And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. 1 John 5:19

As a rebellious kingdom resists its legitimate sovereign, even so this world combats Christ. Satan darkens people’s minds, stoking opposition’s fires. His seed delighted to bruise Christ at Golgotha. Likewise, their modern counterparts unjustly persecute the church. Just as they rejected Him, so they now repudiate believers. Suffering saints take heart, for the Man of sorrows is now risen and glorified. He will shortly rapture us to glory. —Keith Keyser

And though here on earth rejected, ‘tis but fellowship with Thee;
Should we not with joy expect it, here like Thee, our Lord, to be? —S. P. Tregelles

June 15

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 30:1-31:13; Amos 9:1-15; Luke 16:1-31

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me…” John 14:6

It was 10:15 pm, June 15, 2012, when Nik Wallenda stepped onto a steel wire, 5 cm in diameter, stretching 540 meters from the American to the Canadian shore of the Niagara River. At its lowest point the wire was 67 meters above the river. He spent 40 minutes crossing that wet wire—assaulted by heavy mist and wind. As we journey to the eternal shore, the Lord Jesus, if asked, will make possible our safe arrival. Today He says to you, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Assure yourself of a safe arrival, by accepting Him as your Saviour. —Arnot P. McIntee

Only a step to Jesus, believe, and thou shalt live: Lovingly now He
is waiting and ready to forgive. —Fanny J. Crosby