July 2

DAILY READINGS: Josh. 16:1-17:18; Isaiah 11:1-12:6; 1 Thess. 2:13-3:13

“Prepare to meet your God, O Israel!” Amos 4:12

It is a solemn thought to remember that one day we must all face God. There is a moral God in heaven above and we will face Him and give an accounting for our lives. It is wise to prepare before death for that meeting. The sinner needs to repent and receive Christ as his Lord and Saviour. He died to pay for your sin. But the Christian too should prepare to meet God. Whether we die or Christ returns first, each of us shall give an accounting for his life to the Lord. Live then today for Him. Be ready to meet God. —Donald L. Norbie

Must I go and empty handed, thus my dear Redeemer meet,
Not one day of service give Him, lay no trophy at His feet?
—Charles C. Luther