Friday, January 24, 2020

Genesis 30:1-43; Job 40:1-41:34; Matthew 16:13-17:13

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

As sinners we cannot work for salvation, but once saved, our salvation works. Regarding our good works, they are meant to glorify the Lord, not you or me. Are you a servant or a celebrity? You and I must decide whether we will magnify the Lord or promote self. God is glorified when people, through saved sinners, see the Saviour and not the servant. —W. Ross Rainey

May His beauty rest upon me, as I seek the lost to win,
And may they forget the channel, seeing only Him. —Kate B. Wilkinson

January 24

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 30; Job 40:1-41:34; Matt. 16:13-17:13

The heavens declare the glory of God… Psalm 19:1, KJV
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world…So they are without excuse. Romans 1:20

St. Paul’s Cathedral is a landmark in London, England. Of all the monuments that are to be found there one would expect to see one of the architect, Sir Christopher Wren. You will not find one. But his tomb is there. It is located under the floor directly under the main dome. Inscribed in Latin inlaid in the floor and placed there by his son, are the words, “If you would see his monument, look around!” If you want know about the Creator of the universe then simply look around! —Raymond Jones

Heav’n above is softer blue, Earth around is sweeter green! Something
lives in every hue Christless eyes have never seen; —G. W. Robinson