Monday, May 18, 2020

Numbers 30:1-31:54; Proverbs 26:13-27:27; Luke 3:1-38

“Do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.” But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts. 1 Peter 3:14-15, NKJV

Peter speaks here of the harsh realities of faithfully living for Christ in a hostile environment. You may be experiencing a powerful wave of outright rejection or a subtle under-current of ridicule for being a Christian. Your strength to remain calm and strong will come from your focus upon Christ. Exalt Him afresh today as Lord in your heart. Bow your soul and elevate Him above all others and all else. He is your strength (Isa. 40:29). —Peter Ramsay

Above all kingdoms, above all thrones,
Above all wonders the world has ever known,
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth,
There’s no way to measure what You’re worth. —Michael W. Smith