Thursday, May 26, 2020

Deuteronomy 4:1-49; Ecclesiastes 5:1-6:12; Luke 7:30-50

So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem. 2 Samuel 20:2

Sadly, today some have been turned aside from following Christ by such things as materialism or personal pleasure. Devotion, loyalty and commitment should mark each of us, as it did the men of Judah. May God preserve each of us from following worldly pursuits and help us to heed the advice of Barnabas, to the new believers in Antioch—“that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord” (Acts 11:23). —Pete Smith

Saviour, more than life to me, I am clinging, clinging close to Thee;
Let Thy precious blood applied, keep me ever, ever near Thy side. —Fanny J. Crosby