October 14

DAILY READINGS: 2 Kgs. 15:32-16:20; Jer. 50:21-46; Titus 2:9-3:15

Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; Isaiah 59:1

What words of hope to the sinner far from God and despairing of salvation! God is able to save even those who are farthest from Him, to hear their whispered prayer of repentance and confession, and to save. Should any be lost for eternity, they will never be able to lay charges against God regarding His willingness to save. No! It will be only their own willfulness and stubborn rebellion that will take them there. Dear soul, far from God, say with the publican as he stood afar off, beating his breast, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” (Luke 18:13). —W. H. Burnett

Approach your God, make no delay, He waits to welcome you today;
His mercy try, nor longer doubt; He will in no wise cast you out.
—Author Unknown