Thursday, February 27, 2020

Exodus 18:1-27; Psalms 56:1-57:11; Acts 10:1-23

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

Even those nearest to us can fall short in times of trial. David should have had encouragement from his wife, but Michal “saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart” (2 Sam. 6:16). Abigail should have been loved and protected by her husband, but Nabal was “churlish and evil in his doings” (1 Sam. 25:3) with the reputation for foolishness. The true believer will always flee to their precious Lord in times of trials. —Ray Jones

In the tempests of life, on its wide heaving sea,
Thou blest Rock of Ages, I’m hiding in Thee. —W. Cushing