October 8

DAILY READINGS: 2 Kings 8:1-29; Jer. 42:7-43:13; Hebrews 11:1-16

And he cast down the pieces of silver…and went and hanged himself. Matthew 27:5, KJV

What a tragic ending! For three years the Lord had sought to mould Judas’ life, like a potter moulds clay. Finally the clay was too hard and had to be rejected. Judas committed suicide and was buried in the place set aside for strangers. Will you respond to the claims of Christ upon your life before your heart becomes hardened by sin? If you continue to reject the Saviour you will end up on the “rubbish heap of eternity.” Friend, don’t become another wasted life—a stranger to God. —David Croudace

I’ve wasted many precious years, now I’m coming home;
I now repent with bitter tears, Lord I’m coming home.
—W. J. Kirkpatrick