October 27

DAILY READINGS: 1 Chronicles 6:1-81; Ezekiel 8:1-9:11; John 2:1-22

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Philippians 3:8

Mahatma Ghandi was visited by faithful missionaries while on one of his extended fasts. As they shared their faith, he asked them to sing a hymn showing the depth of their commitment. In a moment they sang Isaac Watts’ great hymn: “When I survey the wondrous cross, on which the Prince of glory died—my richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride.” —Arnot P. McIntee

Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were an offering far too
small; Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my heart, my life, my all.
—Isaac Watts