September 8

Posted on Sep 8, 2018

H.A. Ironside tells of open-air meetings in Albuquerque, NM. A gambler who had moved there for his tuberculosis had been convicted of sin, but was unsure there was mercy for him. When Ironside visited him, “he said, ‘I’m praying; I’ve made up my mind that if I have to go to hell, I’ll go praying.’” Ironside explained that salvation was a gift, gave him some gospel booklets to read, and left. The following evening he returned and, rapidly succumbing to the disease, brokenly told what had transpired: “This afternoon I lay on the bed–I took the tracts and tried to read–My aunt came in–I asked her to read them to me.–Every time she came to a Bible verse–I said, ‘Look it up.’–She said, ‘Tain’t necessary.’–I said ‘It is.–I can’t afford to make any mistakes.’–She looked them up–They were just the same.–At last I saw it–I said, ‘That’s it–Christ died for sinners–that’s me exactly.–He saves all who trust Him–I can trust Him now.’” He did, and three days later, he was with the Lord.

Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 23-25  Memorize: Romans 5:12