June 16

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 31:14-32:14; Hosea 1:11; Luke 17:1-19

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory. 1 Peter 1:8 

It seems an incredible mystery that we love a person whom we have never seen. John gives insight into that kind of love by expressing that we love Him because He first loved us. He tells us also, “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins,” (1 John 4:10). The greatest exhibition of love was fully expressed on the cross at Calvary. Christ died for us. It is by believing this we can rejoice with incredible joy! Are you a believer today? —Jim Paul

Teach me thus Thy steps to trace, strong to follow in Thy grace,
Learning how to love from Thee, loving Him Who first loved me.
—J. E. Leeson

June 15

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 30:1-31:13; Amos 9:1-15; Luke 16:1-31

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me…” John 14:6

It was 10:15 pm, June 15, 2012, when Nik Wallenda stepped onto a steel wire, 5 cm in diameter, stretching 540 meters from the American to the Canadian shore of the Niagara River. At its lowest point the wire was 67 meters above the river. He spent 40 minutes crossing that wet wire—assaulted by heavy mist and wind. As we journey to the eternal shore, the Lord Jesus, if asked, will make possible our safe arrival. Today He says to you, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Assure yourself of a safe arrival, by accepting Him as your Saviour. —Arnot P. McIntee

Only a step to Jesus, believe, and thou shalt live: Lovingly now He
is waiting and ready to forgive. —Fanny J. Crosby

June 14

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 29:1-29; Amos 7:1-8:14; Luke 15:11-32

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. Ephesians 1:7

As I sat donating blood, I thought of Christ’s blood shed at Calvary. He is God’s Son and His blood has infinite, eternal value. My blood can temporarily assist one physical life. But alone, Christ’s blood can give eternal life to all who believe. Saving us from judgment—through His blood—God delivers us from sin’s captivity, forgives our debt, and sets us free. What power, grace and peace! Have you received eternal life from the One who gave His life? —George Ferrier

Would you be whiter, much whiter than snow? There’s power in
the blood, power in the blood; Sin-stains are lost in its life-giving
flow, There’s wonderful power in the blood. —Lewis E. Jones

June 13

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 28:38-68; Amos 5:1-6:14; Luke 14:25-15:10

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4

On the cross the Lord Jesus bore our sins in His own body. Our whole sinful case and condition was taken up into His Person and was brought to an end in His death. This great work was completed at His resurrection. On confession of Jesus as Lord we formally surrender our life of sin, and rise in the strength of His resurrection to newness of life. Thereafter, though sin is not eradicated, we have the assurance that “sin will have no dominion over you” (Romans 6:14). —Drew Craig

I am resolved to follow the Saviour, faithful and true each day;
Heed what He sayeth; do what He willeth; He is the living Way.
—Palmer Hartsough

June 12

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 28:1-37; Amos 3:1-4:13; Luke 14:1-24

Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth. Proverbs 27:1, NKJV

A roadside sign outside the English village of Wingham had two letters missing. The letters “r” and “v” had been knocked off. Instead of “Drive Carefully” the sign read “D-i-e Carefully”! So many people rush about with busy lives. How wise to stop for a moment to think about the end of life and to prepare to die. Dear reader, die carefully! Die knowing Christ as Saviour. Die with sins forgiven. I hope you will give this some thought— carefully. —Brian Powlesland

Hasten sinner to be wise! Stay not for the morrow’s sun;
Wisdom, if you still despise, harder is it to be won.
Hasten, mercy to implore! Stay not for the morrow’s sun;
Lest thy season should be o’er, ere this evening’s stage be run. —T. Scott

June 11

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 26:16-27:26; Amos 1:1-2:16; Luke 13:22-35

God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9

These words were addressed to the church of Corinth in a period of extreme crisis. In chapter after chapter the apostle Paul had to deal with matters of faith and order that were seriously wrong there. His theme is the Lordship of Christ. The Lord’s Supper expresses it; the love of Christ exalts it; the power and wisdom of God enshrines it and the resurrection establishes it. How beautiful is the plan of God’s salvation. Have you received it? —Les Rainey

Faithful one, so unchanging; Ageless one, You’re my rock of peace;
Lord of all I depend on You, I call out to You, again and again.
—Brian Doerksen

June 10

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 25:1-26:15; Jonah 3:1-4:11; Luke 13:1-21

With God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26b, NKJV 

Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6) It is also not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats could take away our sins (Hebrews 10:4). Thus, the Lord Jesus came to do God’s will (Hebrews 10:7). In Gethsemane, He prayed, “O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me” (Matthew 26:39, NKJV). But it was impossible for God to spare His Son and He delivered Him up for us all (Romans 8:32). When He died, it was impossible for God to allow His Son to be held in death’s power, so He raised Him to life (Acts 2:23-24). With this, God assures us of our eternal hope in Him. Trust Him. —K. C. Ung

Only believe, only believe; all things are possible, only believe,
Only believe, only believe; all things are possible, only believe.
—Paul Rader

June 9

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 23:9-24:22; Jonah 1:1-2:10; Luke 12:41-59

For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and we know our iniquities: Isaiah 59:12 

This will be the language of all who stand before God’s judgment. The dead will be judged according to their works. Unsaved
friend, then you will weep as you see your transgressions. Then your sins will testify against you. You did not trust in the  Lamb of God as your sin-bearer. Therefore your sins will still be on you. On that terrible day you will fully know them and you will know God’s wrath when you could have known His love. Delay no longer. Trust Him now! —Carl Knott

What will you do without Him, when He hath shut the door, And you
are left outside because you would not come before? —F. R. Havergal

June 8

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 22:1-23:8; Joel 3:1-21; Luke 12:22-40

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:13 

Jean Francois Gravelot, known as “The Great Blondin,” performed a crossing of the Niagara River on a tightrope. After reaching the other side he asked the crowd, “Do you believe I can cross the river while pushing someone in a wheelbarrow?” The crowd answered, “We believe! We believe!” Then he asked, “Who is willing to ride inside the wheelbarrow while I push you across?” No one answered. To say you believe is one thing, but to really mean it is another. Do you really believe on the name of Jesus, that He is the Son of God? —Jerry Proctor

The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives. —Fanny J. Crosby

June 7

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 20:1-21:23; Joel 2:1-32; Luke 12:1-21

But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags Isaiah 64:6

Salvation is not earned by good works! The holy, sinless Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for the sins of the world. Only by
accepting Him as Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord our Righteousness) will we be eternally saved. Receive God’s gift of mercy today! —E. MacLelland

My terrors all vanished before the sweet Name;
My guilty fears banished, with boldness I came,
To drink at the fountain, life giving and free;
Jehovah Tsidkenu is all things to me.
—R. Murray McCheyne