Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Genesis 36:1-43; Psalms 9:1-10:18; Matthew 20:17-34

And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha. John 19:17

Whenever I am struggling to lift or carry an object, a little pair of hands inevitably reach out to help me. Even if the item in question is too heavy for him to manage, my little boy puts a hand on the object to let me know he is helping. He just wants to be associated with me and the work I am doing. In much the same way, we can never bear the full weight of the cross—praise God we have no need to! However, it is important that, as believers, we show our allegiance to Him by being associated with His work. —Matthew Butler

I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown. —George Bennard