Friday, August 23, 2019

2 Samuel 4:1-5:25; Micah 7:1-20; Romans 12:1-21

Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts;
Turn ye unto me, saith the Lord of hosts, And I will turn unto
you, saith the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 1:3

After decades-long discipline, God called the remnant to repent.
He never refuses believers’ sorrowful contrition, but rather commits
Himself to their restoration. James 4:8 promises: “Draw nigh
to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;
and purify your hearts, ye double minded”. Repentance and faith in
Christ provide salvation (Mark 2:17); likewise, erring believers are
exhorted to turn again to Him (Rev. 2:5). If you have fallen, turn
again to God today. —Keith Keyser

O Lord, I cast my care on Thee; I triumph and adore:
Henceforth my great concern shall be to love and please Thee more.
—John Ryland