July 9

DAILY READINGS: Judges 2:6-3:4; Isaiah 22:15-23:18; 1 Cor. 2:1-16

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1:15

For all have sinned. Romans 3:23

No one ever got saved without first having conviction of sin, and yet sin is the point we often dwell on least. We get the cart before the horse, and talk much of love, and little of sin. God loves righteousness and hates iniquity. Of what does a person repent except his sin! According to 1 Timothy 1:8-11 the law brings conviction of sin. May we use the tools God gave us and the Holy Spirit honours, to bring about conviction of sin. Those who realize they are sinners, can be saved! —Carl Knott

Sinners Jesus will receive; sound this Word of grace to all;
Sing it o’er and o’er again—Christ receiveth sinful men.
—E. Neumeister