Thursday, November 1, 2018

DAILY READINGS: 1 Chronicles 13:1-14:17; Ezekiel 14:1-15:8; John 5:1-23

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Matthew 7:16
And the keeper of the prison…took them (Paul and Silas)…and washed their stripes; and was baptized…he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house. Acts 16:27, 33-34

The jailor believed on the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31). He gave clear evidence that the Lord had changed his life. He was joyful. He had a desire to see others believe in God. He was baptized. He cared for the needs of the missionaries. The Lord Jesus said there would be fruit in a person’s life who believed in Him. Is there evidence in your life and mine? —Bob Cretney

What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought,
Since Jesus came into my heart. —C. H. Gabriel

November 1

DAILY READINGS: 1 Chronicles 13:1-14:17; Ezekiel 14:1-15:8; John 5:1-23

But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. Isaiah 59:2

When calamity strikes a person, his first reaction is to pray. It is said that there are no atheists in foxholes. When circumstances overwhelm us, we call out to God. And yet the Scriptures say that unless one is saved and has his sins forgiven, the heavens will be brass to his prayers. Repent. Confess your sins. Trust Christ for salvation. He died and paid the penalty for your sins. God will forgive and then the ear of heaven will be open to your prayers. —Donald L. Norbie

That rich atoning blood, Which sprinkled ‘round we see,
Provides for those who come to God, An all prevailing plea.
—John Newton