Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Numbers 16:41-17:13; Proverbs 14:1-35; 2 Peter 1:1-21

Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. Acts 26:28

Agrippa, like the rich young ruler (Mark 10), is one of the tragedies of the New Testament. He was “deeply swayed but not savingly changed” (quoted from Land of Revival). It is easy to be stirred emotionally by the message of the cross and yet not be fundamentally changed. Response to the Gospel is more than a momentary release of emotions but rather a surrender of the will in true repentance and a looking to the Lord to help us sustain that decision by the power of His Spirit. —Paul Young

Fully persuaded—Jesus is mine!
Fully persuaded—Lord I am Thine!
Oh, make my love to Thee, like Thine own love to me,
So rich, so full and free, Saviour divine! —J. B. Atchinson