February 16

DAILY READINGS: Exodus 6:14-7:25; Psalm 37:1-40; Acts 2:22-47

And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Joel 2:32

These words were repeated by Peter as he addressed the men of Israel on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:21), and the apostle Paul repeats them again as he writes his great doctrinal treatise to the Romans (Romans 9:13). This verse gives us the secret to being saved. It is by calling upon the name of the Lord. As we read through the Gospels, time and again the needy called upon His name and He responded in blessing. So also today, none are excluded, and none who call on His name will be denied. What wondrous grace! —W. H. Burnett

Oh, the precious Name of Jesus! How it thrills our souls with joy,
When His loving arms receive us, and His songs our tongues employ!
—Lydia O. Baxter