September 3

DAILY READINGS: 2 Sam. 19:9-43; Jer. 3:6-4:2; Gal. 4:21-5:9

Those who handle the law did not know me. Jeremiah 2:8

How disastrous when a preacher or teacher of the Bible does not personally know the Lord. Because of their sinful behaviour the Corinthians were told to examine themselves to see whether they really knew Christ (2 Corinthians 13:5). We are told, “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17). In the light of these Scriptures, is the Spirit witnessing with my spirit that I am a child of God? (Romans 8:16). If not, I need to return to Christ and put my faith in Him alone. —David Croudace

Jesus I will trust Thee, trust Thee with my soul;
Guilty, lost and helpless, Thou canst make me whole.
There is none in heaven or on earth like Thee,
Thou hast died for sinners, therefore Lord for me. —M. J. Walker