Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Genesis 10:1-11:26; Job 13:1-14:22; Matthew 6:19-7:6

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6

Job endured severe trials. His wife urged him to curse God and die. His friends misunderstood Him. Slowly he sank into despair! But amidst it all, he was confident that God “knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold” (Job 23:10). What did God’s “good work” achieve? Job testifies; “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now my eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes” (Job 42:5-6). —Ray Jones

Open mine eyes that I may see, glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hand the wonderful key, that shall unclasp, and set me free. —Clara H. Scott

January 8

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 10-11:26; Job 13:1-14:22; Matt. 6:19-7:6

I set My rainbow in the cloud. Genesis 9:13, NKJV
And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you… Exodus 12:13, NKJV

Our God is the saving and preserving God as well as the just and righteous God. The rainbow promises that He will never again destroy all humanity with a flood as in Noah’s day. And the blood that the Israelites put on their doors saved them from the death-dealing Angel. So every one who trusts the Lord Jesus Christ, who shed His blood for their sins, will be saved. His word is true. —Ben Tuininga

Precious blood that has redeemed us, All the price is paid!
Perfect pardon now is offered, Peace is made.
—Frances R. Havergal