Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Daily Devotion: The Grace of God and A Burglar
Bible Reading: Acts 16:25-40
Key Verse: Verse 31 – “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house..”
Key Words: Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved
Valentine Burke, notorious burglar, sat in a cell in a St. Louis jail, awaiting trial. Seeing the headlines of a newspaper, "Jailer at Philippi Caught," being read by another prisoner, he asked to read it, then fumed with rage as he realized it was a sermon Moody had just preached in that city. He had noticed, however, the oft-repeated words, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” He got down on his knees and asked forgiveness, and from that night on he was a changed man. Going to New York, he sought to earn an honest living, but failed. Returning to St. Louis, an officer seized him and brought him to headquarters. There he was informed that New York police had shadowed him and reported that he had proved himself straight and honest. He was given a position as a deputy sheriff. Later, Moody visited him in his new position, and Burke showed him some treasured jewels. “Look,” he said. “They trust me to guard them. See what the grace of God has done for a burglar.”
If God’s grace worked for Valentine Burke, it will work for you and me as well.
What to do:
✞ Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.
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