September 8

DAILY READINGS: 2 Samuel 24:1-25; Jeremiah 8:1-22; Ephesians 2:11-22

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8

We pulled up to the stop sign, aware of the police car waiting some 20 feet away. Cross traffic prevented us from
starting again for a full minute. If later that day I had rolled through that same stop sign, the policeman would not have
been impressed with the argument that the prolonged stop earlier would more than compensate for the current failure
to comply. Likewise a lifetime of good works cannot negate even a single sin in the eyes of God, the righteous Judge. His standards are not relative but absolute. But by grace He offers to save you. Have you come? —David J. Logan

Saved by grace alone, this is all my plea;
Jesus died for all mankind, and Jesus died for me.—P. Doddridge