October 6

DAILY READINGS: 2 Kings 6:1-23; Jer. 39:1-40:16; Hebrews 10:1-18

The gospel of Christ…is the power of God. Romans 1:16, KJV

The preaching of the cross…is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18, KJV

The root of the word “power” has to do with ability. The gospel of Christ makes available God’s power to save us, because it preaches the cross. And not just any cross but the cross of Christ, who being sinless became sin and died on the cross in our place. There was no other way for God to remain just and yet be the justifier. If there were, He would have removed that “cup” from Him. “Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints” (Revelation 15:3, KJV). —Tom Steere

The cross! The cross! The bloodstained cross, The cross of Christ I
see. It tells me of that precious blood that once was shed for me.
—J. Stockton