November 19

Posted on Nov 19, 2020

One day Lewis Sperry Chafer encountered a flagman sitting by a railroad crossing reading a Bible. Dr. Chafer greeted the man, then asked, “Are you saved?” The flagman answered, “I never could be good enough.” Chafer replied, “If God made an exception, and gave you salvation outright as a gift, would you receive it?” “Mister,” the flagman replied, “Who wouldn’t take a gift like that!” Chafer asked him to read John 10:28. It took the man awhile to find it, but then he read, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.” Then Chafer directed him to Romans 6:23, “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” The flagman was amazed: “Stranger, you’ve done more for me today than any other man.” Chafer replied, “What have I done? I’ve got you in a trap. You told me that if it was a gift, you’d accept it. Now, what are you going to do about that?” “I will accept it right now,” the flagman responded. And he did.

Today’s Reading: Romans 15-16; 1 Corinthians 1  Memorize: Hebrews 9:14-15