Daily Devotional
Refusing Your Pardon


One of the strangest stories ever told is a true story that happened in 1829. George Wilson was sentenced to be hanged in the state of Pennsylvania for murder. President Andrew Jackson pardoned Wilson (for what reason, I do not know).

They took that pardon to Wilson and said, “The President of the United States has pardoned you. You will not hang.” Wilson said: “I refuse the pardon.” As a result, Wilson was hung by the neck until dead, even though a pardon had been offered.

You can read this, then die and go to hell while Jesus is stretching out His arms to you and saying, “Will you be made whole?” That pardon is no good if you refuse it.

Isaiah 55:7 promises, “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”



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