February 9

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 47:28-48:22; Psalms 26:1-27:14; Matt. 26:57-75

And the nations of them that are saved shall walk in the light of it [heaven’s capital city]. Revelation 21:24, KJV

Here we find, in words exceptionally simple, the sole qualification for a human being to be allowed into heaven. No mention here of religion, church, sect, creed, denomination, baptism, confession, good works, charity, philanthropy, character, reputation, name, occupation, or lifestyle. Simply, “saved.” Friend, are you saved? If your answer is “No,” don’t count on being in heaven. But if you, a lost and guilty sinner, accept Christ’s sacrificial work on the cross as having been finished for you, the Bible says you will be “saved” (Acts 16:31-32). —J. Lindsay Parks

Believe it, O sinner, believe it! Receive the glad message—it’s true;
Trust now in the crucified Saviour, salvation He offers to you.
—Samuel M. Sayford

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