March 3

DAILY READINGS: Exodus 22:1-23:9; Psalms 64:1-65:13; Acts 12:1-25

He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. Proverbs 28:13, NKJV 

What good news this is! As sinners, we are guilty before God, and under His condemnation. Yet, His grace is reaching out to us, offering us a complete pardon. We must not think that this offer indicates that God has lowered His standards regarding our guiltiness. The gospel proclaims that the bestowing of mercy on the guilty is entirely consistent with God’s righteous character. The out-flow of mercy to us is the result of the perfect work of Christ who “died for our sins” (1 Corinthians 15:3, KJV). Today, turn from sin, and trust the Saviour. —George Hall

Mercy there was great and grace was free, Pardon there was
multiplied to me, There my burdened soul found liberty, at Calvary.
—W. R. Newell