February 3

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 41:1-49; Psalm 18:30-50; Matt. 24:1-28

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep…And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. John 10:11, 28, NKJV

The Lord Jesus is both the Good Shepherd and the Giving Shepherd. In His goodness and His giving, He surpasses all others. Two aspects of His giving stir our hearts. First, He gave His life for us. We think of Calvary and its sin-atoning sacrifice. Secondly, He imparts to each repenting, trusting soul the gift of “eternal life” (see Romans 6:23). Accept it today, and be assured that you shall “never perish“. —George Hall

The King of love my Shepherd is, whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His, and He is mine for ever. —Henry W. Baker