September 26

DAILY READINGS: 1 Kings 18:1-46; Jeremiah 30:1-24; Hebrews 1:1-14

All Your garments are scented with myrrh and aloes and cassia, Out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made You glad Psalm 45:8, NKJV

Procter and Gamble is a familiar name. One Sunday, Harley Procter listened to a preacher speak from Psalm 45 where ivory palaces are mentioned. As a result, he decided to call his soap Ivory. Many people think that good works or a  moral life, superficial cleanliness, will merit them entry into God’s heaven. But our problem goes much deeper than that. Thank God for Him who came from the ivory palaces to accomplish what no soap could do! Christ washed us from our sins! —R. Surgenor

Though thy sins are red like crimson, deep in scarlet glow;
Jesus’ precious blood can make them, white as snow.
—Frances R. Havergal