Saturday, November 30, 2019

2 Chronicles 30:1-27; Ezekiel 46:1-24; John 21:1-25

Trust in the Lord. Psalm 37:3
Delight thyself also in the Lord. Psalm 37:4
Commit thy way unto the Lord. Psalm 37:5
Rest in the Lord. Psalm 37:7

What wonderful words for the Christian to live by! Trust—lay everything at His feet allowing Him to work. Delight—in Him, and your desires will become His desires. Commit—be faithful regardless of what you see or feel. Rest—find peace and satisfaction in Him. My friend does your life reflect these truths? Seek to apply them daily and your load will be lighter along the way. —Deborah Manera

There is no limit to what God can do through us if we are a yielded and purified people. —A. W. Tozer

November 30

DAILY READINGS: 2 Chronicles 30:1-27; Ezekiel 46:1-24; John 21:1-25

when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son. Romans 5:10, NKJV

In his book, Peace Child, Don Richardson tells of discovering the key to presenting the gospel to the Sawi people of Irian Jaya. If a father gave his son to the enemy, his act of sacrifice proved he could be trusted and all who touched the child were placed in a friendly relationship with the father. So God gave His Son for His enemies and all who reach out by faith to the Son for salvation will receive everlasting life. They will no longer be enemies, but His forgiven children. The invitation of Romans 10:13 is, “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (NKJV). —Arnot McIntee

God in mercy sent His Son to a world by sin undone. Jesus Christ
was crucified, ’twas for sinners Jesus died. —Hannah K. Burlingham

Friday, November 29, 2019

2 Chronicles 29:1-36; Ezekiel 45:1-25; John 20:19-31

Help Lord. Psalm 12:1

This Psalm begins with a cry to God for help. David, the writer, had come under intense pressure largely through the words of his enemies. They had told lies about him and also spoken deceitfully. It seemed inevitable that their opinion would prevail and their evil ways would flourish. As he is without human help David seeks assistance, support and strength from the Lord to deal with the situation. This can so easily be our situation and then our need is to cry to the Lord from where our help will come. —Paul Young

Help us on Thee to cast our care,
And on Thy word to rest;
That Israel’s God, who hears our prayer,
Will grant us our request. —John Newton

November 29

DAILY READINGS: 2 Chronicles 29:1-36; Ezekiel 45:1-25; John 20:19-31

And Shallum the son of Col-hozeh, ruler of the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate. He rebuilt it and covered it and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars. And he built the wall of the Pool of Shelah of the king’s garden, as far as the stairs that go down from the city of David. Nehemiah 3:15

Two other gates were repaired before the fountain gate— the valley gate and the dung gate. Isn’t this the Christian’s experience? We travel through the valley of sin and hopelessness. We’re convicted—and trust our Saviour. Behind us lies the dung heap of sin and before us the cleansing fountain! Happy are those who find Christ—the repairer of lives and the restorer of souls! —D. Manera

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable,
Because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. —C. S. Lewis

Thursday, November 28, 2019

2 Chronicles 27:1-28:27; Ezekiel 44:1-31; John 20:1-18

There is one that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches. Proverbs 13:7

It is wrong to give others wrong impressions regarding the state of your wealth or lack of it. In particular there are those who continually indicate that they are in need, causing others who have little, to help them. There is One who knows your needs. Tell Him and you will be surprised that He cares about the mundane matters of life, as well as the spiritual. —Brian Russell

In trials of every kind,
Praise God I always find;
A little talk with Jesus,
Makes it right, all right. —J. P. Ashley

November 28

DAILY READINGS: 2 Chronicles 27:1-28:27; Ezekiel 44:1-31; John 20:1-18

They shall take to them every man a lamb. Exodus 12:3, KJV

Every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. Exodus 12:4, KJV

Your lamb shall be without blemish. Exodus 12:5, KJV 

Has the lamb, spoken of in verses three and four, become “your lamb,” as in verse five? The Lamb pictured here is, of course, our Lord Jesus Christ. It is essential that He become “your” Lamb, your own personal Saviour and Lord. For Him to be simply “a” Lamb, or even “the” Lamb is not enough—He must be “your” Lamb. Do you know Him? Do you have this personal relationship with Him? Come to Him today. —Audrey Fiebig

Lord, we own, with hearts adoring, Thou hast loved us unto blood;
Glory, glory everlasting be to Thee, Thou Lamb of God!
—James G. Deck

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

2 Chronicles 26:1-23; Ezekiel 43:1-27; John 19:17-42

But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Ephesians 4:7
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:12

If the Lord’s only purpose in saving us was to make us ready for heaven, He would have taken us home already. But He has a greater purpose for the child of God. Every believer has been given a spiritual gift. The focus of the gift is the building up of others in the body of Christ. Do you see a believer struggling? Ask yourself how can my gift be a blessing to that person? Then just do it! —Sid Halsband

Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord, by the power of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope, and my will be lost in Thine. —Fanny J. Crosby

November 27

DAILY READINGS: 2 Chronicles 26:1-23; Ezekiel 43:1-27; John 19:17-42

Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel; Because I will do this to you, Prepare to meet your God, O Israel! Amos 4:12

At every stage of life people plan ahead. Children dream about what they will do when they grow up. Teenagers plan for university or their first job. Engaged couples excitedly organize their weddings while young marrieds anticipate raising a family. As life goes on, people plan for vacations, retirement and even their funerals. While there is nothing wrong with making plans during our brief time here, we must not forget to have a secure plan for eternity. Friend, have you planned for the life after? If not, trust Christ as your Saviour today. —George Ferrier

Sinner, heed the warning voice, make the Lord your final choice,
Then all heaven will rejoice, Be in time. —Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

2 Chronicles 25:1-28; Ezekiel 42:1-20; John 18:28-19:16

We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God. Daniel 6:5, NKJV

These evil, petty men were frustrated. They could not find any “charge or fault” (v. 4) in Daniel’s life. In order to trap and trip him, they had to concoct a law. How would they do that? They would have to attack him where he was “faithful” (v. 4), namely, his loyalty to his God. In this corrupt world in which we live, if only we were as guilty as Daniel! He was still true to God after all those decades! What a transparent, enduring life! May God grant us to be charged with the same crime. —N. C. Funston

All for Jesus! All for Jesus!
All my being’s ransomed pow’rs:
All my tho’ts and words and doings,
All my days and all my hours. —Mary D. James

November 26

DAILY READINGS: 2 Chronicles 25:1-28; Ezekiel 42:1-20; John 18:28-19:16

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory. 1 Peter 1:8

These Christians did not have a lot to rejoice in as far as this world was concerned. They had probably lost all of their earthly assets and maybe even loved ones. Yet Peter brings before them eternal, spiritual treasures, which all find their source in the Lord Jesus. We don’t see Him physically, but what joy fills our lives when we by faith meditate on Him—it cannot be expressed. Perhaps there is not a lot for you to rejoice in today as far as this world is concerned. Turn your eyes on Christ and find real and lasting joy in Him. —Paul Robertson

I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now. —W. F. Featherston