March 26

Posted on Mar 26, 2020

J. Oswald Sanders recounts the story of a believer who had tried every way to share the gospel with an elderly lady. He had used all the well-known gospel verses—John 3:16, Romans 10:9 and the like—but all to no avail. She just couldn’t get it. As he was preparing to visit her again, the Christian poured out his heart to the Lord, confessing his inability to illuminate the old woman’s mind, and asking for some helpful portion of Scripture that would shed heaven’s light into her darkened heart. Immediately a verse came clearly to his mind. It was 2 Corinthians 6:18, “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” Really? Was that the verse she needed? Determined to follow through, the believer visited the woman and shared the verse. “Does it say that in the Bible,” she asked. “All the other ones you read me were about men!” Like “He that believes…” Even the most unanticipated objections can be met by the Spirit and the Word.

Today’s Reading: 2 Samuel 9-11  Memorize: Isaiah 48:17