March 14

Posted on Mar 14, 2019

Warren Wiersbe, in his book, 50 People Every Christian Should Know, tells of an English merchant traveling in Scotland in the seventeenth century who “made this entry in his journal: In St. Andrews I heard a tall, stately man preach, and he showed me the majesty of God. I afterwards heard a little fair man preach, and he showed me the loveliness of Christ.” The first preacher was Robert Blair, the second was Samuel Rutherford. Rutherford ministered in the Scottish village of Anwoth for nine years. “I see exceedingly small fruit of my ministry,” he wrote after two years. “I would be glad of one soul, to be a crown of joy and rejoicing in the day of Christ.” Mrs. Anne Ross Cousin put it this way in her hymn “Immanuel’s Land,” “Oh, if one soul from Anwoth meet me at God’s right hand, My heaven will be two heavens, in Immanuel’s land.” “For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?” (1 Thess 2:19).

Today’s Reading: Ruth 4; 1 Samuel 1-2  Memorize: Isaiah 40:21-22