Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Genesis 28:1-22; Job 36:1-37:24; Matthew 15:1-28

When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. Romans 5:6

A brilliant diamond brooch was given to a skilled gemologist for his appraisal. “Although it is showy and attractive, it is of little value,“ he said. “None of the stones are of perfect quality.” “But,” remonstrated its owner, “it must be valuable, it was the gift of a king!” “O,” replied the smiling appraiser, “many kings give inferior gifts and keep the best for themselves.” It was not so with the King of kings. He gave Himself and everlasting life. Have you received His priceless gift? —Arnot P. McIntee

I gave My life for thee, My precious blood I shed,
That Thou might’st ransomed be, and quickened from the dead.
I gave, I gave My life for thee. What hast thou given for Me? —Havergal