Saturday, June 29, 2019

Joshua 11:1-12:24; Isaiah 8:5-9:7; Luke 24:13-35

Ye see me no more. John 16:10

No more! Those words filled the disciples’ heart with sorrow as
the Lord announced His departure (v. 6). But consider what He
was leaving to accomplish. He paid the full price for our redemption
so “there is no more offering for sin” (Heb. 10:18). His victory
was seen when He rose to “dieth no more” (Rom. 6:9). The sinner
who is cleansed can claim God’s promise: “Their sins and iniquities
will I remember no more” (Heb. 10:17). Then, when this life is over,
the child of God goes to the Land of no more curse (Rev. 22:3).
And there, “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there
shall be no more death” (21:4). What a blessing to know more of
God’s grand purposes this side of the cross! —Brian Cretney

No blood, no altar now, the sacrifice is o’er!
No flame, no smoke ascends on high, the lamb is slain no more.—Bonar