April 4

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 11:1-47; Psalms 113:1-115:18; Mark 2:23-3:12

But nothing unclean will ever enter it…but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Revelation 21:27

…him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37, KJV

Present-day English has a counterpart for the Bible’s “in no wise.” We say “no way” to express a strong refusal or a firm denial. Our first verse is telling us emphatically that there is “no way” we can enter heaven if our sins are not forgiven. If, however, we come to the Lord Jesus, in sincere trust, there is “no way” He will turn us away! —George Hall

Enough for me that Jesus saves, This ends my fear and doubt;
A sinful soul I come to Him, He’ll never cast me out.
—Lidie H. Edmunds