June 9

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 23:9-24:22; Jonah 1:1-2:10; Luke 12:41-59

For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and we know our iniquities: Isaiah 59:12 

This will be the language of all who stand before God’s judgment. The dead will be judged according to their works. Unsaved
friend, then you will weep as you see your transgressions. Then your sins will testify against you. You did not trust in the  Lamb of God as your sin-bearer. Therefore your sins will still be on you. On that terrible day you will fully know them and you will know God’s wrath when you could have known His love. Delay no longer. Trust Him now! —Carl Knott

What will you do without Him, when He hath shut the door, And you
are left outside because you would not come before? —F. R. Havergal

June 8

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 22:1-23:8; Joel 3:1-21; Luke 12:22-40

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:13 

Jean Francois Gravelot, known as “The Great Blondin,” performed a crossing of the Niagara River on a tightrope. After reaching the other side he asked the crowd, “Do you believe I can cross the river while pushing someone in a wheelbarrow?” The crowd answered, “We believe! We believe!” Then he asked, “Who is willing to ride inside the wheelbarrow while I push you across?” No one answered. To say you believe is one thing, but to really mean it is another. Do you really believe on the name of Jesus, that He is the Son of God? —Jerry Proctor

The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives. —Fanny J. Crosby

June 7

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 20:1-21:23; Joel 2:1-32; Luke 12:1-21

But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags Isaiah 64:6

Salvation is not earned by good works! The holy, sinless Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for the sins of the world. Only by
accepting Him as Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord our Righteousness) will we be eternally saved. Receive God’s gift of mercy today! —E. MacLelland

My terrors all vanished before the sweet Name;
My guilty fears banished, with boldness I came,
To drink at the fountain, life giving and free;
Jehovah Tsidkenu is all things to me.
—R. Murray McCheyne

June 6

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 18:9-19:21; Joel 1:1-20; Luke 11:37-54

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool…” Isaiah 1:18, NKJV

Scarlet is a fixed and permanent colour. It is actually the biblical colour for sin, not black. There is no power in chemistry that can take out the scarlet colour without destroying the fabric. However, what is impossible in chemistry is possible in grace. Our Saviour’s work at Calvary can remove sins of deepest dye. As a lost sinner, have you responded to the Lord’s invitation to “Come now”—not tomorrow, next week, or next month, but today? —W. Ross Rainey

Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe; Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow. —Elvina M. Hall

June 5

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 17:1-18:8; Obadiah:1-21; Luke 11:14-36

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

This is an invitation first of all to the sinner who is burdened and distressed by the guilt and tragedy of his sin. To such the Saviour holds out His hands in welcome, offering forgiveness. But you must come repentant and trusting, believing that His death on the cross is sufficient to pay for your sins. Come and know the rest of His love and forgiveness. But it is also an invitation to the Christian who is burdened with the cares and anxieties of this life. Cast your anxieties upon Him and know the rest of His love and care. He does love you. —Donald L. Norbie

Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin? The blood of Jesus
whispers peace within. —Edward H. Bickersteth

June 4

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 16:1-22; Song 6:10-8:14; Luke 11:1-13

There is but a step between me and death. 1 Samuel 20:3, KJV

Prepare to meet your God, O Israel! Amos 4:12

Riding home on his bicycle, a young lad suddenly saw a black mamba on the path. Terrified he fell off right on top of the reptile, which promptly sank its fangs into his leg. Far from medical help he died two hours later. Thankfully I had had the privilege of explaining the Gospel to the young man that very morning—how that Christ had died for his sins, and wanted him to trust Him for forgiveness. Whether Kayombo was saved I never knew, but you my friend would do well to prepare to meet your Maker, for there is only a step between us and death. But also only a step between you and God! —David Croudace

Only a step to Jesus! Believe and you will live;
Lovingly now He’s waiting, and ready to forgive. —Fanny J. Crosby

June 3

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 14:22-15:23; Song 5:2-6:9; Luke 10:25-42

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool…” Isaiah 1:18, NKJV

This verse names four colours, three of which (scarlet, red and crimson) describe our sin-stained condition in God’s sight. The good news, however, is that cleansing is available through the sin-atoning death of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you wish to be “as white as snow,” put your undivided trust in Him! —George Hall

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus! —Robert Lowry

June 2

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 13:1-14:21; Song 3:6-5:1; Luke 10:1-24

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

A friend once said to me, “I’ve committed too many sins, God would never forgive me.” Do you feel this way? The Bible records that God forgave Saul, an accomplice to murder; Zacchaeus, an unscrupulous tax collector and a woman who committed adultery. If you agree with God that you are a sinner and repent of your sins and place your faith in your sinbearer, the Lord Jesus Christ, He will forgive you of all your sins. Come to Him today. —Bob Cretney

Christ receiveth sinful men, Even me with all my sin;
Purged from every spot and stain, Heaven with Him I enter in.
—E. Neumeister

June 1

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 12:1-32; Song 2:8-3:5; Luke 9:37-62

Moses said to Pharaoh, “Be pleased to command me when I am to plead for you…that the frogs be cut off from you and your houses…And he said, “Tomorrow.” Exodus 8:9-10a 

Pharaoh is the epitome of a heart so hard that when God sent the plague of frogs into Egypt, even into Pharaoh’s bed, he was not rational. When offered the privilege to say when the frogs should depart he replied, “Tomorrow.” Can you imagine?! It is the same for unbelievers who put off receiving God’s free gift of eternal life till tomorrow. The danger is that no one has the promise of tomorrow. Tomorrow is the day to start a diet, not to determine your destiny. Today is the day of Salvation! —Rex Trogdon

Just now, your doubtings give o’er; just now, reject Him no more;
Just now, throw open the door; let Jesus come into your heart.
—L. Morris

May 31

DAILY READINGS: Deut. 10:12-11:32; Song 1:1-2:7; Luke 9:18-36

For thus said the Lord God…“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling, Isaiah 30:15 

And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. Isaiah 32:17

The world cannot offer quietness or assurance. Those without Christ run frantically to and fro seeking both because they refuse to accept these gifts from the Saviour. Only where righteousness prevails will quietness and peace be found. If you’re still looking, the key is, “In returning and rest you shall be saved.” Come to Christ and trust Him today! —W. H. Gustafson

I bring my sins to Thee, the sins I cannot count; That all may
cleansed be in Thy once opened fount. —Frances R. Havergal