Thursday, June 20, 2019

Joshua 1:1-18; Hosea 8:1-9:17; Luke 19:29-48

But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching. Titus 1:3

Our information age has opened many channels of communication, which can be useful but not always beneficial. Preaching is not only for the listeners, but is equally essential for the preachers. Those called to this ministry must become life-long Bible students and then practice the life-long discipline of learning to communicate divine truth to their audience. Preaching is serious work, and good preachers must soon learn to remove any trace of laziness. —Rick Morse

Open Thou mine eyes, Lord, that I may behold,
In Thy Word, rich treasures, better far than gold. —Alfred P. Gibbs

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Joshua 1:1-18; Hosea 8:1-9:17; Luke 19:29-48

But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching. Titus 1:3

Our information age has opened many channels of communication, which can be useful but not always beneficial. Preaching is not only for the listeners, but is equally essential for the preachers. Those called to this ministry must become life-long Bible students and then practice the life-long discipline of learning to communicate divine truth to their audience. Preaching is serious work, and good preachers must soon learn to remove any trace of laziness. —Rick Morse

Open Thou mine eyes, Lord, that I may behold,
In Thy Word, rich treasures, better far than gold. —Alfred P. Gibbs

June 20

DAILY READINGS: Joshua 1:1-18; Hosea 8:1-9:17; Luke 19:29-48

Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near. Isaiah 55:6

As Jesus left Jericho, never again to return, two blind men sitting by the wayside grasped the urgency of the moment and cried, “Lord, have mercy on us” (Matthew 20:30). The Lord stood still and graciously healed them both. We are living in the closing moments of the Day of Salvation. Soon the door of opportunity will be forever closed, never to open again. Dear soul, still in your sins, please grasp this—perhaps your last—opportunity to be saved. The Scriptures give this promise. “everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21). Why not call upon Him now? —W. H. Burnett

Have you any room for Jesus, as in grace He calls again? O today is
time accepted, tomorrow you may call in vain. —D. W. Whittle