April 8

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 14:33-57; Psalm 119:41-72; Mark 5:1-20

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12

Modern people balk at Christ’s exclusive claims. To affirm that there is only one way to be saved is deemed intolerant. Yet the Saviour, in whom alone is found eternal life, offers Himself freely to all. Only faith in Christ will deliver from sin and the eternal condemnation in the lake of fire that we all deserve. The Bible ends with this inclusive invitation: “’Come.’ And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price” (Revelation 22:17). —Keith Keyser

His be the Victor’s name, who fought the fight alone;
Triumphant saints no honour claim, His conquest was their own.
—Whitlock Gandy