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