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Daily Light's Evening Reading

I have exalted one chosen out of the people.PSA. 89:19.

Verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. In all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren.—Upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.—The Son of man . . . which is in heaven.—Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

He made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow.—Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

Heb. 2:16,17. -Ezek. 1:26. -John 3:13. -Luke 24:39.Phi. 2:7-10. -Rev. 3:2.

Spurgeon's Evening Reading

“Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee.”

Isaiah 41:9

If we have received the grace of God in our hearts, its practical effect has been to make us God’s servants. We may be unfaithful servants, we certainly are unprofitable ones, but yet, blessed be his name, we are his servants, wearing his livery, feeding at his table, and obeying his commands. We were once the servants of sin, but he who made us free has now taken us into his family and taught us obedience to his will. We do not serve our Master perfectly, but we would if we could. As we hear God’s voice saying unto us, “Thou art my servant,” we can answer with David, “I am thy servant; thou hast loosed my bonds.” But the Lord calls us not only his servants, but his chosen ones—“I have chosen thee.” We have not chosen him first, but he hath chosen us. If we be God’s servants, we were not always so; to sovereign grace the change must be ascribed. The eye of sovereignty singled us out, and the voice of unchanging grace declared, “I have loved thee with an everlasting love.” Long ere time began or space was created God had written upon his heart the names of his elect people, had predestinated them to be conformed unto the image of his Son, and ordained them heirs of all the fulness of his love, his grace, and his glory. What comfort is here! Has the Lord loved us so long, and will he yet cast us away? He knew how stiffnecked we should be; he understood that our hearts were evil, and yet he made the choice. Ah! our Saviour is no fickle lover. He doth not feel enchanted for awhile with some gleams of beauty from his church’s eye, and then afterwards cast her off because of her unfaithfulness. Nay, he married her in old eternity; and it is written of Jehovah, “He hateth putting away.” The eternal choice is a bond upon our gratitude and upon his faithfulness which neither can disown.

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Numbers 34

Numbers 34

34. Boundaries of Canaan

The Boundaries of the Land

34

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2Command the Israelites, and say to them: When you enter the land of Canaan (this is the land that shall fall to you for an inheritance, the land of Canaan, defined by its boundaries),3your south sector shall extend from the wilderness of Zin along the side of Edom. Your southern boundary shall begin from the end of the Dead Sea on the east;4your boundary shall turn south of the ascent of Akrabbim, and cross to Zin, and its outer limit shall be south of Kadesh-barnea; then it shall go on to Hazar-addar, and cross to Azmon;5the boundary shall turn from Azmon to the Wadi of Egypt, and its termination shall be at the Sea.

6 For the western boundary, you shall have the Great Sea and its coast; this shall be your western boundary.

7 This shall be your northern boundary: from the Great Sea you shall mark out your line to Mount Hor;8from Mount Hor you shall mark it out to Lebo-hamath, and the outer limit of the boundary shall be at Zedad;9then the boundary shall extend to Ziphron, and its end shall be at Hazar-enan; this shall be your northern boundary.

10 You shall mark out your eastern boundary from Hazar-enan to Shepham;11and the boundary shall continue down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain; and the boundary shall go down, and reach the eastern slope of the sea of Chinnereth;12and the boundary shall go down to the Jordan, and its end shall be at the Dead Sea. This shall be your land with its boundaries all around.

13 Moses commanded the Israelites, saying: This is the land that you shall inherit by lot, which the Lord has commanded to give to the nine tribes and to the half-tribe;14for the tribe of the Reubenites by their ancestral houses and the tribe of the Gadites by their ancestral houses have taken their inheritance, and also the half-tribe of Manasseh;15the two tribes and the half-tribe have taken their inheritance beyond the Jordan at Jericho eastward, toward the sunrise.

Tribal Leaders

16 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:17These are the names of the men who shall apportion the land to you for inheritance: the priest Eleazar and Joshua son of Nun.18You shall take one leader of every tribe to apportion the land for inheritance.19These are the names of the men: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh.20Of the tribe of the Simeonites, Shemuel son of Ammihud.21Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad son of Chislon.22Of the tribe of the Danites a leader, Bukki son of Jogli.23Of the Josephites: of the tribe of the Manassites a leader, Hanniel son of Ephod,24and of the tribe of the Ephraimites a leader, Kemuel son of Shiphtan.25Of the tribe of the Zebulunites a leader, Eli-zaphan son of Parnach.26Of the tribe of the Issacharites a leader, Paltiel son of Azzan.27And of the tribe of the Asherites a leader, Ahihud son of Shelomi.28Of the tribe of the Naphtalites a leader, Pedahel son of Ammihud.29These were the ones whom the Lord commanded to apportion the inheritance for the Israelites in the land of Canaan.

New Testament in Four Years - Matthew 24:45-51

Matthew 24:45-51

24. Signs of the End of the Age

The Faithful or the Unfaithful Slave

45 “Who then is the faithful and wise slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give the other slaves their allowance of food at the proper time?46Blessed is that slave whom his master will find at work when he arrives.47Truly I tell you, he will put that one in charge of all his possessions.48But if that wicked slave says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’49and he begins to beat his fellow slaves, and eats and drinks with drunkards,50the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour that he does not know.51He will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Psalm a Day - Psalm 105:31-45

Psalm 105:31-45

105. Psalm 105

31

He spoke, and there came swarms of flies,

and gnats throughout their country.

32

He gave them hail for rain,

and lightning that flashed through their land.

33

He struck their vines and fig trees,

and shattered the trees of their country.

34

He spoke, and the locusts came,

and young locusts without number;

35

they devoured all the vegetation in their land,

and ate up the fruit of their ground.

36

He struck down all the firstborn in their land,

the first issue of all their strength.

 

37

Then he brought Israel out with silver and gold,

and there was no one among their tribes who stumbled.

38

Egypt was glad when they departed,

for dread of them had fallen upon it.

39

He spread a cloud for a covering,

and fire to give light by night.

40

They asked, and he brought quails,

and gave them food from heaven in abundance.

41

He opened the rock, and water gushed out;

it flowed through the desert like a river.

42

For he remembered his holy promise,

and Abraham, his servant.

 

43

So he brought his people out with joy,

his chosen ones with singing.

44

He gave them the lands of the nations,

and they took possession of the wealth of the peoples,

45

that they might keep his statutes

and observe his laws.

Praise the Lord!

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