Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Judges 9:1-10:5; Isaiah 30:1-33; 1 Corinthians 9:1-23

A certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple. Acts 3:2

The lame man’s opportunity to be healed was past, or perhaps so he thought. It seems he had probably not come into contact with Jesus during His earthly ministry. His healing hadn’t been in God’s timing until now. Do we also wonder at God’s seeming delay in answering our prayers? Remember, God is always on time. Joseph in prison; Moses in the desert; Jeremiah in the dungeon; futures all uncertain but the outcome was sure in God’s plan and time. Joseph said “God meant it unto good” (Gen. 50:20). He will accomplish the same for you. “Wait on the Lord” (Ps. 27:14). —Vernon Markle

Our times are in God’s hands;
Father, we wish them there!
Our life, our souls, our all we leave, entirely to Thy care. —Henri A. C. Malan