July 4

DAILY READINGS: Joshua 20:1-21:45; Isaiah 14:1-32; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-28

A third time he said to them, “Why? What evil has he done? I have found in him no guilt deserving death. I will therefore punish and release him.” But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed. Luke 23:22-23

Many voices may be calling to you. Perhaps Satan is speaking through your friends or family, while the Holy Spirit is telling
you that Christ died for you and wants to save you. Will you let the wrong voices prevail and so go to a Christless eternity?
Today you move with the crowd but tomorrow you will stand alone before the One who could have been your Saviour. Whose
voice will prevail? —David Croudace

“Almost” cannot avail; “Almost” is but to fail!
Sad, sad, that bitter wail, “Almost” – but lost! —Philip P. Bliss