Lord’s Day, July 28, 2019

Ruth 3:1-4:22; Isaiah 43:1-44:5; 2 Corinthians 3:1-4:6

Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell
with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall
be with them, and be their God. Revelation 21:3

The Most High God is far above all, unequaled, and supreme.
Separate from His creation, He is the possessor of heaven and
earth, the Sovereign of the ages. Yet He delights to draw near to
us. God the Son descended from heaven, humbling Himself in
His incarnation, taking a servant’s place. He was willing to die
for our sins so all who believe on Him will eternally live with
God. Our future is to have the Most High God forever near to us.
Praise His name. —George Ferrier

God is both further from us, and nearer to us,
than any other being. —C. S. Lewis

July 28

DAILY READINGS: Ruth 3:1-4:22; Isaiah 43:1-44:5; 2 Cor. 3:1-4:6

For so is the will of God…well doing. 1 Peter 2:15 , KJV 

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works. Ephesians 2:10, KJV

The deception regarding the value of good works in the eyes of God has spread to such an extent that many believe that their good works will be the means to their acceptance with God. The Bible teaches that all works will be judged, but salvation is based on the finished work of Christ who died in our place for our sins. My “part” is either to trust in that sacrifice as being for me, or to reject it. Have you accepted, or are you still trying to work your way into God’s favour? —Rick Morse

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and
righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly
lean on Jesus’ name. —Edward Mote