Friday, June 28, 2019

Joshua 10:1-43; Isaiah 7:1-8:4; Luke 23:47-24:12

I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2

In Great Britain, one comes across stone walls, which have stood for hundreds of years. If you look closely at them you will see that each stone, no matter how small, has a place. Each one, no matter its size, has been important to the integrity of the whole. Even so are we. Peter says that believers as “lively stones, are built up a spiritual house” (1 Peter 2:5). Paul adds that we are “built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone” (Eph. 2:20). Each one of God’s peoples is integral to the whole. May we fulfill our role with joy and faithfulness. —Ken Gunnell

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word! —G. Keith

June 28

DAILY READINGS: Joshua 10:1-43; Isaiah 7:1-8:4; Luke 23:47-24:12

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8, NKJV

On September 25, 2008, father of three, Austin Hemmings of Auckland New Zealand was fatally stabbed after going to the aid of a woman who was being assaulted. Austin, a Christian, stepped in to save the life of a stranger and, in doing so, gave his own life. In a vastly greater way that’s what Jesus did! He sacrificed His life for the whole world. When we were unable to help ourselves, Jesus died in our place so that we might live. Have you received Him as your Saviour. Have you thanked Him for taking your place? —J. Fleming

The death He died was mine, His suffering was for me,
The life I live today is His and I’m forever free. —J. F.