Monday, January 13, 2020

Genesis 18:1-33; Job 21:1-34; Matthew 10:1-23

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. Psalm 141: 3, NKJV
I am the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. Psalm 81:10, NKJV

Our first verse encourages us to keep our mouths controlled. We need to carefully watch what we say so we give encouragement and not o?ense, hope and not despair, light and not darkness. The second verse encourages us to open our mouths because He wants to fill them. When He fills us with His words, His blessing will naturally overflow out of us. May He give us words of edification to speak to others today. —Annette Baal

Take my lips, and let them be;
Filled with messages from Thee. —Frances Ridley Havergal

January 13

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 18; Job 21:1-34; Matt. 10:1-23

In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues. Luke 7:21

What if a doctor examined you and gave you the news that you were terminally ill? You are, spiritually! You were born with the congenital disease of sin, and it is fatal (Romans 6:23). No doctor, medicine, diet, philosophy, or religion can cure this plague. The Lord Jesus Christ is your only hope. If you repent and call on Him in faith, He will save you in that same hour. He alone has the power to cure you of sin and its deadly effect. Come out of denial, recognize your condition and need, and call upon the Lord. Time is running out. Do it now! —Carl Knott

Time is gliding swiftly by, death and judgment draweth nigh,
To the arms of Jesus fly, be in time. —Charles H. Mason