Saturday, January 5, 2019

Genesis 6:1-7:10; Job 8:1-22; Matthew 5:1-20

And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11

Corinth was a city infamous for its sinfulness. But when some of its citizens trusted Christ, there was a huge change. Paul describes their transformation with three words. They were washed from their sins. They were sanctified meaning being made holy. They were justified meaning they were declared righteous. Do you desire to be cleansed, made holy, and declared righteous before God? Become a follower of Christ. —Sid Halsband

O joy of the justified, joy of the free!
I’m washed in that crimson tide opened for me;
In Christ, my Redeemer, rejoicing I stand,
And point to the print of the nail in His hand. —Frances Bottome

January 5

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 6:1-7:10; Job 8:1-22; Matt. 5:1-20

Father, forgive them… Luke 23:34, KJV

Oh! the magnitude of divine forgiveness! Jesus prayed for Judas, Pilate, the rulers, soldiers, criminals and the rabble mob. But beyond them, He prayed for all mankind; for you and me! Dare any person limit the magnitude of His forgiveness? Yes, all do not receive it, but they can if they will! Have YOU received it? Jesus prayed for YOU! —J. W. Bramhall

“Forgive them, O forgive;” He cried,
And bowed His sacred head.
O Lamb of God, my sacrifice—
For me Thy blood was shed.
—Author Unknown