Devotion for Week of May 7, 2012 - A LAWYER'S STORY


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

Acts 26:18, “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”

Ephesians 1:7, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”

Years ago in St. Louis, Missouri a Christian was transacting some business with a lawyer.  The businessman asked the lawyer, who had been a Confederate soldier during the late war, "Sir, why are you not a Christian?"  The lawyer hung his head and said; "Is there not something in the Bible that says no drunkard shall have any part in the Kingdom of God?  You know my weakness."        

"That is not my question," answered the businessman.  "I am asking you why you are not a Christian."  "Well," answered the lawyer, "I cannot recall that anyone ever asked me, and I am sure nobody ever told me how to become one."        

The Christian read to him some passages from the Bible and said simply, "Let us kneel down and pray."  The lawyer got on his knees and asked God for forgiveness, to be set free from his slavery to drink and to save his soul.  This new convert was C.I. Scofield, the famous editor of the Scofield Reference Bible.

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