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Daily Light's Morning Reading

His name shall be called Wonderful.ISA. 9:6.

The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.—Thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

They shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.—JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

All men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father.—God . . . hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.—Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come; and hath put all things under his feet.—He had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself . . . KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out.—What is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?

John 1:14. -Psa. 138:2.Matt. 1:23. -Matt. 1:21.John 5:23. -Phi. 2:9. -Eph. 1:21,22. -Rev. 19:12,16.Job 37:23. -Prov. 30:4.

Spurgeon's Morning Reading

“Abel was a keeper of sheep.”

Genesis 4:2

As a shepherd Abel sanctified his work to the glory of God, and offered a sacrifice of blood upon his altar, and the Lord had respect unto Abel and his offering. This early type of our Lord is exceedingly clear and distinct. Like the first streak of light which tinges the east at sunrise, it does not reveal everything, but it clearly manifests the great fact that the sun is coming. As we see Abel, a shepherd and yet a priest, offering a sacrifice of sweet smell unto God, we discern our Lord, who brings before his Father a sacrifice to which Jehovah ever hath respect. Abel was hated by his brother—hated without a cause; and even so was the Saviour: the natural and carnal man hated the accepted man in whom the Spirit of grace was found, and rested not until his blood had been shed. Abel fell, and sprinkled his altar and sacrifice with his own blood, and therein sets forth the Lord Jesus slain by the enmity of man while serving as a priest before the Lord. “The good Shepherd layeth down his life for the sheep.” Let us weep over him as we view him slain by the hatred of mankind, staining the horns of his altar with his own blood. Abel’s blood speaketh. “The Lord said unto Cain, ‘The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.’” The blood of Jesus hath a mighty tongue, and the import of its prevailing cry is not vengeance but mercy. It is precious beyond all preciousness to stand at the altar of our good Shepherd! to see him bleeding there as the slaughtered priest, and then to hear his blood speaking peace to all his flock, peace in our conscience, peace between Jew and Gentile, peace between man and his offended Maker, peace all down the ages of eternity for blood-washed men. Abel is the first shepherd in order of time, but our hearts shall ever place Jesus first in order of excellence. Thou great Keeper of the sheep, we the people of thy pasture bless thee with our whole hearts when we see thee slain for us.

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Job 13

Job 13

13. Job Replies

13

“Look, my eye has seen all this,

my ear has heard and understood it.

2

What you know, I also know;

I am not inferior to you.

3

But I would speak to the Almighty,

and I desire to argue my case with God.

4

As for you, you whitewash with lies;

all of you are worthless physicians.

5

If you would only keep silent,

that would be your wisdom!

6

Hear now my reasoning,

and listen to the pleadings of my lips.

7

Will you speak falsely for God,

and speak deceitfully for him?

8

Will you show partiality toward him,

will you plead the case for God?

9

Will it be well with you when he searches you out?

Or can you deceive him, as one person deceives another?

10

He will surely rebuke you

if in secret you show partiality.

11

Will not his majesty terrify you,

and the dread of him fall upon you?

12

Your maxims are proverbs of ashes,

your defenses are defenses of clay.

 

13

“Let me have silence, and I will speak,

and let come on me what may.

14

I will take my flesh in my teeth,

and put my life in my hand.

15

See, he will kill me; I have no hope;

but I will defend my ways to his face.

16

This will be my salvation,

that the godless shall not come before him.

17

Listen carefully to my words,

and let my declaration be in your ears.

18

I have indeed prepared my case;

I know that I shall be vindicated.

19

Who is there that will contend with me?

For then I would be silent and die.

Job’s Despondent Prayer

20

Only grant two things to me,

then I will not hide myself from your face:

21

withdraw your hand far from me,

and do not let dread of you terrify me.

22

Then call, and I will answer;

or let me speak, and you reply to me.

23

How many are my iniquities and my sins?

Make me know my transgression and my sin.

24

Why do you hide your face,

and count me as your enemy?

25

Will you frighten a windblown leaf

and pursue dry chaff?

26

For you write bitter things against me,

and make me reap the iniquities of my youth.

27

You put my feet in the stocks,

and watch all my paths;

you set a bound to the soles of my feet.

28

One wastes away like a rotten thing,

like a garment that is moth-eaten.

 

New Testament in Four Years - Ephesians 6:1-4

Ephesians 6:1-4

6. Relationships and Final Greetings

Children and Parents

 6

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.2“Honor your father and mother”—this is the first commandment with a promise:3“so that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

4 And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Psalm a Day - Psalm 6

Psalm 6

6. Psalm 6

Psalm 6

Prayer for Recovery from Grave Illness

To the leader: with stringed instruments; according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

1

O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger,

or discipline me in your wrath.

2

Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;

O Lord, heal me, for my bones are shaking with terror.

3

My soul also is struck with terror,

while you, O Lord—how long?

 

4

Turn, O Lord, save my life;

deliver me for the sake of your steadfast love.

5

For in death there is no remembrance of you;

in Sheol who can give you praise?

 

6

I am weary with my moaning;

every night I flood my bed with tears;

I drench my couch with my weeping.

7

My eyes waste away because of grief;

they grow weak because of all my foes.

 

8

Depart from me, all you workers of evil,

for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.

9

The Lord has heard my supplication;

the Lord accepts my prayer.

10

All my enemies shall be ashamed and struck with terror;

they shall turn back, and in a moment be put to shame.

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