July 18

DAILY READINGS: Judg. 11:29-12:15; Isa. 32:1-20; 1 Cor. 10:14-11:1

And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it. And they sat down to eat bread. Genesis 37:24-25a, KJV

After throwing Joseph into a pit to die, his brothers sat down to enjoy a good meal! Little did they realize that years later Joseph would become their ruler and they would have to bow at his feet. Having nailed the Saviour to the cross, the soldiers sat down and watched Him, callously ignorant of the fact that He was dying for their sin. Is it possible you are doing the same? Why not acknowledge Him as Saviour today and put your faith in Him? Waiting until you bow before Him as your judge will be too late. —David Croudace

Years I spent in vanity and pride, caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died, on Calvary. —W. R. Newell