Thursday, June 27, 2019

Joshua 9:1-27; Isaiah 6:1-13; Luke 23:13-46

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; For in thee do I trust: Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. Psalm 143:8

As David suffered persecution he asked for two things. First, he longed to enjoy more of the goodness and kindness of His God, because he trusted in Him. His second petition can apply two ways, morally and practically: that morally he would walk in a way pleasing to the Lord, and practically that he would know divine guidance as he lived his life. David asked because he looked alone to the Lord to uphold him. May we follow his example and trust in our God—no matter our circumstances. —Pete Smith

Mine eyes are unto Thee, my God, my soul on Thee doth wait, My hope is in Thy faithful Word, and in Thy love so great. —F. J. M.

June 27

DAILY READINGS: Joshua 9:1-27; Isaiah 6:1-13; Luke 23:13-46

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. Genesis 2:15

The garden of Eden, was God’s ideal earthly home for man. There he enjoyed the fruit of God’s provision, and was blessed with His fellowship. Alas, man rebelled against his Creator. But there was another garden, Gethsemane, where our Lord did not act on His own will as Adam had, but bowed to the will of His Father and went to the cross to save us from the wreckage of that first sin. By faith in Him, God’s heavenly home is opened. Do you believe? —Milton Haack

For me it was in the garden, He prayed: “Not My will, but Thine.”
He had no tears for His own griefs, but sweat drops of blood for mine.
O how marvelous! O how wonderful! Is my Saviour’s love for me!
—Charles Hutchinson Gabriel