October 25

DAILY READINGS: 1 Chronicles 3:1-4:23; Ezekiel 5:1-6:14; John 1:1-18

The Lord saw that…every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Genesis 6:5

The Word of God, “discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12), probes like a corkscrew into man’s innermost being. God saw that the whole bent of human nature was evil, and ALL evil (“only evil“), and ALWAYS evil (“evil continually“). With the new birth, men not only get a new start, but also a new heart. —W. P. W. McVey

Lord Jesus, Thou seest I patiently wait,
Come now, and within me a new heart create;
To those who have sought Thee, Thou never saidst “No,”
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. —James Nicholson