June 19

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 34:1-12; Hosea 6:4-7:16; Luke 19:1-28

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23, NKJV

While attending a funeral in the small village of Emley, in West Yorkshire, England, I noticed a tombstone dated 1823. The inscription read: “Dear friends do not mourn at my decease, But strive with Christ to make your peace. Life is uncertain but death is sure, Death gave the wound but Christ the cure.” If you’ve not received God’s gift, may you do so today. —John M. Clegg

To God be the glory! Great things He hath done;
So loved He the world, that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life, an atonement for sin,
And opened the life gate that all may go in.
—Fanny J. Crosby

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