Saturday, January 18, 2020

Genesis 24:1-67; Job 29:1-30:31; Matthew 13:1-23

And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Rev. 19:6

This verse is one of four, where Alleluias fill the vault of Heaven. These Alleluias were provoked by the destruction of Babylon— that godless, man-made, global, world system. The Mother of Harlots—the counterfeit bride—has gone. Now the time has come for the true bride of Christ to be revealed, and the marriage supper of the Lamb to take place. Not only so, but the Kingdom of God is now to be established, with Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords. Again we say, Alleluia. —W. H. Burnett

When He comes, our glorious King, all His ransomed home to bring.
Then anew, this song we’ll sing, Hallelujah! What a Saviour. —P. P. Bliss

January 18

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 24; Job 29:1-30:31; Matt. 13:1-23

By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. Hebrews 11:7

The same gospel that saves those who believe, also condemns the unrepentant. Noah built the ark as a refuge for whoever would heed the warning; sadly only eight people did. His ark consigned the unbelieving world to judgment. Christ died to save you. Have you received Him? —K. R. Keyser

“Call them in”—the mere professors, Slumbering, sleeping on hell’s brink; Naught of life are they possessors, Yet of safety vainly think. Bring them in—the careless scoffers, Pleasure-seekers of the earth; Tell of God’s most gracious offers, And of Jesus’ priceless worth. —Anna Shipton