Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 127/260: Read Matthew 2

Herod was “troubled” because he knew he was in trouble. The wise men from the East came looking for “He who has been born King of the Jews.” Herod knew his time was coming to an end.

Isn’t that the way it is with all of us, though? When we hear about Jesus and what He demands of His followers, our time is coming to an end. Our time becomes His time; our will becomes His will. If not, we cannot truly call ourselves His disciples.

There are many songs that speak to our complete devotion to the Lord, songs such as “Have Thine Own Way” and “None of Self and All of Thee.” In 1896, Judson W. Van De Venter penned “All to Jesus I Surrender.”

All to Jesus I surrender,
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.

Are we willing to surrender all, or are we troubled at the mere mention of the One who should replace ourselves as the King of our life?

Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)

Matthew 5:9. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”


Pray for a stronger commitment to the Lord; pray for strength in surrendering all to the Savior.

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