September 20

DAILY READINGS: 1 Kings 12:1-33; Jeremiah 21:1-22:30; Colossians 1:1-20

Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it.” Jeremiah 1:12

Matthew’s Gospel confirms Jeremiah’s prophecy. “And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads” (Matthew 27:39). Even today some care not that Jesus, the Son of God was hanging on the cross for them. Sinners who are indifferent will perish in the same way as those who are sinners of the worst kind. Be wise! Accept the Lord Jesus as your Saviour. He died for you! —E. MacLelland

Never more shall God, Jehovah,
Smite the Shepherd with the sword;
Ne’er again shall cruel sinners,
Set at nought our glorious Lord. —Robert C. Chapman