October 23

DAILY READINGS: 1 Chronicles 1:1-54; Ezekiel 2:1-3:15; 2 Timothy 3:1-17

How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace. Romans 10:15, NKJV

Gospel simply means “good news”—good news because its message brings deliverance from sin and condemnation, because its message lifts us to a relationship with Christ and prepares us for an eternity with Him. Today as you thank the Lord Jesus for the gift of eternal life (free to you but purchased by the precious blood of our Saviour) think of this simple acrostic: God’s Only Sermon Proclaiming Eternal Life. Don’t think too long. If you really believe the message, it’s time to go out and proclaim it! —Frank Burgess

Pass on and carry swift the news you bring:
Make straight the highway of the King. —Laura S. Copenhaver

October 22

DAILY READINGS: 2 Kings 25:1-30; Ezekiel 1:1-28; 2 Timothy 2:1-26

And some of them believed. Acts 17:4 , KJV
Many of them believed. Acts 17:12, KJV

Why some? Why many? The blessings of an honest examination of the Word of God is apparent. Those who heard Paul’s
message at Berea were open-minded and prepared to study the Scriptures. Many of them were persuaded by the truth and
turned to the Lord. If you have been biased against the Word of God, change your attitude. Read it fairly and allow the Spirit
to speak. He will reveal the truths they contain. You will be eternally blessed. —Garry W. Seale

Study it carefully, think of it prayerfully, Till in your heart its
precepts dwell. Slight not its history, ponder its mystery;
None can ever prize it too fondly or well. —Author Unknown

October 21

DAILY READINGS: 2 Kings 24:1-20; Lamentations 4:1-5:22; 2 Timothy 1:1-18

But God raised Him from the dead. Acts 13:30, KJV 

By an act of God, our Saviour arose from the dead, and lives eternally. He is the only spiritual leader in human history who was once dead and now lives. Many bore witness of His resurrection. He will never die. Every human being—past, present, future—has an inescapable appointment with the living Christ. For many, that appointment is a happy prospect. For all others, it bodes an awful doom. Prepare now to meet the risen Saviour. —Doug Kazen

He lives; He lives: Christ Jesus lives today. He walks with me;
He talks with me, along life’s narrow way.
He lives; He lives; salvation to impart. You ask me how I know
He lives; He lives within my heart. —A. Ackley

October 20

DAILY READINGS: 2 Kings 23:1-37; Lamentations 3:1-66; 1 Timothy 6:1-21

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. John 6:37

The Lord Jesus Himself has given the invitation. Come! His delights have always been with the sons of men. His love for us is so great that He died for sinners. Down through the ages, many have come to the Saviour and found rest for the soul. Will you not come today? —E. MacLelland

If I ask Him to receive me,
Will He say me nay?
Not till earth and not till heaven
Pass away! —Stephen the Sabaite

October 19

DAILY READINGS: 2 Kings 21:19-22:20; Lam. 2:1-22; 1 Timothy 5:1-25

it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. Hebrews 9:27, KJV

An 80-year-old man knew it would happen, but, wishing not to inconvenience anyone, he assured his family he would drive himself to the funeral home. He did and was found reclining, but dead, in his car safely parked at the funeral home. Hopefully, he had prepared for the balance of his journey into the presence of God. Our verse concludes by saying there is “after death the judgment.” Are you ready to meet God if you were called on to do so today? —Arnot McIntee

Where will you spend eternity? This question comes to you and me.
Tell me, what shall your answer be? Where will you spend eternity?
—E. A. Hoffman

October 18

DAILY READINGS: 2 Kings 20:1-21:18; Lam. 1:1-22; 1 Timothy 4:1-16

Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! Jeremiah 9:1 

Jeremiah was chosen to deliver prophecies of judgment because he had a soft heart and loved the people. Because God tells the truth about things like sin and hell, His message can sometimes be a solemn one. But God wants people to share even the hard parts of His gospel, and to do it with a “fountain of tears” and a heart that hurts. God is not willing that any should perish. His heart breaks over the lost. Are you lost? Come to Him today. —Brian Russell

Jesus loves me—He who died Heaven’s gate to open wide;
He will wash away my sin, Let His little child come in.
—Anna Bartlett Warner

October 17

DAILY READINGS: 2 Kings 19:1-37; Jeremiah 52:1-34; 1 Timothy 3:1-16

It is finished. John 19:30, KJV
It is enough. Genesis 45:28, KJV

In His own body on the tree the Lord Jesus finished the work. Redemption is complete. Nothing remains to be done, for nothing can be added to a finished work. The holy Sin-bearer has paid the penalty in full and has exhausted the judgment which was due to us. In confirmation of His acceptance of the sacrifice, God has raised Him from the dead, and, like old Jacob, we see the evidence of this and exclaim, “It is enough.” —Jim Flanigan

I need no other argument, I need no other plea;
It is enough that Jesus died, And that He died for me.
—Eliza Edmunds Hewitt

October 16

DAILY READINGS: 2 Kings 18:1-37; Jeremiah 51:25-64; 1 Timothy 2:1-15

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? Mark 8:36

In the independent republic of Singapore, people speak about the Singapore Dream of five C’s—cash, condominium, car, career and club membership. A person may have all of these and more, but without the most important C-Christ he will have absolutely nothing. True riches are found only in Him. What about you? Do you have Christ as your Saviour and Lord? —W. Ross Rainey

Now none but Christ can satisfy, None other name for me;
There’s love, and life, and lasting joy, Lord Jesus, found in Thee.
—Author Unknown

October 15

DAILY READINGS: 2 Kings 17:1-41; Jeremiah 51:1-24; 1 Timothy 1:1-20

A woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. Luke 13:11

This woman’s testimony would focus on three things: one, she had a need; two, she had had this need for a long time; and three,she wanted this need taken care of. No doubt she had lost all sorts of opportunities—marriage, employment, a social life—but she remained diligent in her search for help. The seeking Saviour and the seeking sinner will always meet! Perhaps you have been in your sins for a long time; and, while things may seem hopeless, the Saviour is waiting to save you right now! —Craig Funston

He has called in love so constant; He has knocked so oft before; Yet your
heart’s door has not opened; now He comes and knocks once more.
—Author Unknown

October 14

DAILY READINGS: 2 Kgs. 15:32-16:20; Jer. 50:21-46; Titus 2:9-3:15

Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; Isaiah 59:1

What words of hope to the sinner far from God and despairing of salvation! God is able to save even those who are farthest from Him, to hear their whispered prayer of repentance and confession, and to save. Should any be lost for eternity, they will never be able to lay charges against God regarding His willingness to save. No! It will be only their own willfulness and stubborn rebellion that will take them there. Dear soul, far from God, say with the publican as he stood afar off, beating his breast, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” (Luke 18:13). —W. H. Burnett

Approach your God, make no delay, He waits to welcome you today;
His mercy try, nor longer doubt; He will in no wise cast you out.
—Author Unknown