January 5

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 6:1-7:10; Job 8:1-22; Matt. 5:1-20

Father, forgive them… Luke 23:34, KJV

Oh! the magnitude of divine forgiveness! Jesus prayed for Judas, Pilate, the rulers, soldiers, criminals and the rabble mob. But beyond them, He prayed for all mankind; for you and me! Dare any person limit the magnitude of His forgiveness? Yes, all do not receive it, but they can if they will! Have YOU received it? Jesus prayed for YOU! —J. W. Bramhall

“Forgive them, O forgive;” He cried,
And bowed His sacred head.
O Lamb of God, my sacrifice—
For me Thy blood was shed.
—Author Unknown