April 4

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 11:1-47; Psalms 113:1-115:18; Mark 2:23-3:12

But nothing unclean will ever enter it…but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Revelation 21:27

…him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37, KJV

Present-day English has a counterpart for the Bible’s “in no wise.” We say “no way” to express a strong refusal or a firm denial. Our first verse is telling us emphatically that there is “no way” we can enter heaven if our sins are not forgiven. If, however, we come to the Lord Jesus, in sincere trust, there is “no way” He will turn us away! —George Hall

Enough for me that Jesus saves, This ends my fear and doubt;
A sinful soul I come to Him, He’ll never cast me out.
—Lidie H. Edmunds

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 11:1-47; Psalms 113:1-115; Mark 2:23-3:12

Come now, and let us reason together, Says the Lord, Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow…Put Me in remembrance; Let us contend together; State your case, that you may be acquitted. Isaiah 1:18a; 43:26, NKJV 

The Lord is the most reasonable Person in the universe. He reasons on your behalf as your Advocate before the Judge. Our sins can be forgiven. If you do not listen to His reason, you will be called into court and He will become your Adversary. Who will be able to stand in that day? Which will it be, Advocate or Adversary? Be reasonable. —Rex Trogdon

Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow. —Elvina M. Hall