June 2

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 13:1-14:21; Song 3:6-5:1; Luke 10:1-24

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

A friend once said to me, “I’ve committed too many sins, God would never forgive me.” Do you feel this way? The Bible records that God forgave Saul, an accomplice to murder; Zacchaeus, an unscrupulous tax collector and a woman who committed adultery. If you agree with God that you are a sinner and repent of your sins and place your faith in your sinbearer, the Lord Jesus Christ, He will forgive you of all your sins. Come to Him today. —Bob Cretney

Christ receiveth sinful men, Even me with all my sin;
Purged from every spot and stain, Heaven with Him I enter in.
—E. Neumeister

Saturday, June 2, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 13:1-14:21; Song of Sol. 3:6-5:1; Luke 10:1-24

But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. John 10:38
Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. John 14:11

Christ’s works proved His deity and messiahship (John 5:36; 20:30- 31). In the first text, He pointed unbelievers to His works’ evidentiary value; in the second passage, He spoke to believers. His impeccably pure life, coupled with His power to heal, demonstrate to the saved and lost alike that Jesus is true. When doubting, consider His unparalleled deeds and they will strengthen your faith. —K. R. Keyser

Press on, never doubting, thy Captain is near,
With grace to supply, and with comfort to cheer. —Fanny J. Crosby