Monday, November 5, 2018

DAILY READINGS: 1 Chronicles 19:1-20:8; Ezekiel 18:1-19:14; John 6:41-7:11

Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28

On April 30, 2016, Canada’s National Post carried a headline reading, “Should a Government Pay Ransoms?” It was relative to a young lady who had been a captive for 460 days. Upon her release she said,
“Paying ransom for Canadians would endanger the lives of many Canadians living abroad.” The Lord Jesus left glory, not to endanger lives by being a ransom for sin, but to redeem all who would accept His ransom for them. The apostle Paul stated it clearly in 1 Timothy 2:5-6, “the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all.” You and I are included. —Arnot P. McIntee

On Calvary see Him, who died in our stead,
Exhausting God’s judgment, when for us He bled. —L. H. Ferrell