Friday, September 20, 2019

1 Kings 12:1-33; Jeremiah 21:1-22:30; Colossians 1:1-20

Those who regard worthless idols Forsake their own Mercy.
Jonah 2:8, NKJV

There are many things in life we cling to without knowing it.
It could be relationships, a vocation, material success—even worthy
desires and dreams. None of these are bad in themselves. But
when we begin to look to something other than God to satisfy us,
that’s when it becomes an idol. God reminds us to cling to Him!
Eventually, all idols fail, bringing disappointment and disillusionment.
But God promises that His grace will be abundantly sufficient
for all we need and only He can provide us with true joy and
satisfaction. Let’s cling to Him today! —Deborah Manera

He is a jealous God and He suffers no rivals.
— A. W. Tozer

September 20

DAILY READINGS: 1 Kings 12:1-33; Jeremiah 21:1-22:30; Colossians 1:1-20

Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it.” Jeremiah 1:12

Matthew’s Gospel confirms Jeremiah’s prophecy. “And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads” (Matthew 27:39). Even today some care not that Jesus, the Son of God was hanging on the cross for them. Sinners who are indifferent will perish in the same way as those who are sinners of the worst kind. Be wise! Accept the Lord Jesus as your Saviour. He died for you! —E. MacLelland

Never more shall God, Jehovah,
Smite the Shepherd with the sword;
Ne’er again shall cruel sinners,
Set at nought our glorious Lord. —Robert C. Chapman