July 7

DAILY READINGS: Joshua 24:1-33; Isaiah 19:1-20:6; 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17, NKJV

My daughter was in a car crash that nearly took her life. When we walked into the room where she lay, a nurse told me to hold her hand and to talk to her. “She’s in a coma but can hear you; it’s the last sense to go,” she said. I didn’t know if Melissa had ever put her faith in the Lord Jesus so I held her hand, leaned close to her ear and whispered the power of salvation to her. Knowing she could still hear gave me hope. How gracious is the Lord. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Have you listened in faith? —Jerry Proctor

His word shall not fail you He promised, believe Him and all will be
well: Then go to a world that is dying, His perfect salvation to tell!
—H. Lemmel