Saturday, October 19, 2019

2 Kings 21:19-22:20; Lamentations 2:1-22; 1 Timothy 5:1-25

By thy words thou shalt be condemned. Matthew 12:37

There’s no escaping our own history. Like a ball and chain,
it will follow every unrepentant sinner to the final judgment.
Can anyone imagine the horror of having every blasphemous,
ungrateful, hateful, or malicious thing we’ve ever spoken replayed
before the Judge of all the earth? What possible plea of innocence
could we make? But, the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all
sin, and releases us into eternal absolution. —Rick Morse

Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray,
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free;
I rose went forth and followed Thee. —Charles Wesley