May 24

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 2:1-37; Eccl. 2:12-3:15; Luke 6:20-49

…his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14

As Copernicus, the great academic, lay dying, a copy of his most recent book, The Revolution of the Heavenly Body, was placed in his hands. At that time, he saw himself not as a great astronomer, but only as a needy sinner. His tombstone in Frauenberg reads in part: “I do not seek kindness equal to that given Paul, nor the grace granted Peter, but that forgiveness granted a robber—that earnestly I crave.” You may have that forgiveness today through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. —Arnot P. McIntee

There is forgiveness, God doth say, through the blood;
Both sin and guilt are put away through the blood.
—J. H. Burridge