October 18

Posted on Oct 18, 2020

Edward Studd, after making a fortune in the tea business in India, returned to England to raise his family in a life of lavish excess, living for the world that is soon to be burned. But in 1875, that changed when their father was saved under the preaching of D.L. Moody. The three eldest boys, C.T., Kynaston and George, had been brought up in a religious environment that was, as C.T. later wrote, “a Sunday thing, like one’s Sunday clothes, to be put away on Monday morning.” But now Edward Studd was “a real live play-the-game Christian.” Within a year, all three were saved. The Studd boys were the talk of the Empire, all of them outstanding athletes, and C.T. the most renowned of them all. When, shortly after, C.T. gave up everything to be a missionary in China, it shook the upper class to its foundation. Thousands were converted or moved to be wholly obedient to God. As he wrote: “If Jesus Christ is God and died for me, then no sacrifice is too great to make for Him.”

Today’s Reading: Matthew 26-28; Mark 1-2  Memorize: Galatians 4:4-5