October 7

DAILY READINGS: 2 Kgs. 6:24-7:20; Jer. 41:1-42:6; Heb. 10:19-39

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Genesis 6:8

Although sin abounded upon the face of the earth, God, through His grace, provided a remedy. The ark was completely covered inside and outside with pitch (the word used for “atonement”) for security. Only those who went into the ark were saved from the waters of judgment. In due time God, in the riches of His grace, sent His only begotten Son to be the propitiation for our sins. On the cross Christ bore God’s judgment in our stead. Christ is the only ark of safety. Are you resting in Him today? —E. MacLelland

Grace all the work shall crown Through everlasting days:
It lays in heaven the topmost stone, And well deserves the praise.
—P. Doddridge