October 5

DAILY READINGS: 2 Kings 5:1-27; Jeremiah 38:1-28; Hebrews 9:15-28

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6

Behring MacDowell, returning from Africa, was asked his profession by a customs official. Hearing he was a missionary,
he asked, “What’s Isaiah 53:6?” Behring gladly quoted it and the official smiled and said, “Welcome home!” Could you have
quoted this wonderful verse that begins and ends with “all”? All are sinners, but Christ is the sin bearer for us all. Put your trust
in Him and one day you will hear Him say, “Welcome home!” —Rex Trogdon

Guilty, vile and helpless we; spotless Lamb of God was He;
Full atonement can it be? Hallelujah! what a Saviour! —Philip Bliss