CHOICE GLEANINGS MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018
DAILY READINGS: Joshua 7; Isaiah 3:1-4:6; Luke 22:31-53
And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city. Nehemiah 11:1
It was one thing for the restored Israelites to tithe (give a tenth) of their goods; quite another to tithe their people. Our Lord desires ourselves and our time, more than our goods. With 168 hours in a week, this could mean 10 hours on the Lord’s Day for meetings, visitation, etc., and an hour per day in prayer and Bible study throughout the week. I wonder what our Master would do if each of us gave this to Him? —Rick Morse
Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
—Frances R. Havergal
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer. Romans 12:12
Utter despair grips the heart if there is no hope. A patient with cancer has hope of a cure until the doctor finally says, "I am sorry to tell you this, but your cancer is now terminal." The believer has hope, regardless of present circumstances. He has the hope and assurance that God is with him and working on his behalf. "If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Rom. 8:31). If death comes knocking at his door, he still has hope. Death but opens the door into the glory of heaven. In view of this, we can be patient and endure trouble, constantly praying to our heavenly Father, filled with hope. --Donald Norbie
Jesus, before Thy face we fall -- our Lord, our life our hope our all!
For we have nowhere else to flee -- no sanctuary, Lord, but Thee! --Medley