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Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.PROV. 27:1.

Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.—Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry . . . Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.—The world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

II Cor. 6:2. -John 12:35,36.Eccl. 9:10.Luke 12:19-21.Jas. 4:14. -I John 2:17.

Spurgeon's Morning Reading

“With lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”

Jeremiah 31:3

The thunders of the law and the terrors of judgment are all used to bring us to Christ; but the final victory is effected by lovingkindness. The prodigal set out to his father’s house from a sense of need; but his father saw him a great way off, and ran to meet him; so that the last steps he took towards his father’s house were with the kiss still warm upon his cheek, and the welcome still musical in his ears.

“Law and terrors do but harden

All the while they work alone;

But a sense of blood-bought pardon

Will dissolve a heart of stone.”

The Master came one night to the door, and knocked with the iron hand of the law; the door shook and trembled upon its hinges; but the man piled every piece of furniture which he could find against the door, for he said, “I will not admit the man.” The Master turned away, but by-and-bye he came back, and with his own soft hand, using most that part where the nail had penetrated, he knocked again—oh, so softly and tenderly. This time the door did not shake, but, strange to say, it opened, and there upon his knees the once unwilling host was found rejoicing to receive his guest. “Come in, come in; thou hast so knocked that my bowels are moved for thee. I could not think of thy pierced hand leaving its blood-mark on my door, and of thy going away houseless, ‘Thy head filled with dew, and thy locks with the drops of the night.’ I yield, I yield, thy love has won my heart.” So in every case: lovingkindness wins the day. What Moses with the tablets of stone could never do, Christ does with his pierced hand. Such is the doctrine of effectual calling. Do I understand it experimentally? Can I say, “He drew me, and I followed on, glad to confess the voice divine?” If so, may he continue to draw me, till at last I shall sit down at the marriage supper of the Lamb.

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Numbers 7

Numbers 7

7. Dedication of Tabernacle

Offerings of the Leaders

 7

On the day when Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle, and had anointed and consecrated it with all its furnishings, and had anointed and consecrated the altar with all its utensils,2the leaders of Israel, heads of their ancestral houses, the leaders of the tribes, who were over those who were enrolled, made offerings.3They brought their offerings before the Lord, six covered wagons and twelve oxen, a wagon for every two of the leaders, and for each one an ox; they presented them before the tabernacle.4Then the Lord said to Moses:5Accept these from them, that they may be used in doing the service of the tent of meeting, and give them to the Levites, to each according to his service.6So Moses took the wagons and the oxen, and gave them to the Levites.7Two wagons and four oxen he gave to the Gershonites, according to their service;8and four wagons and eight oxen he gave to the Merarites, according to their service, under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest.9But to the Kohathites he gave none, because they were charged with the care of the holy things that had to be carried on the shoulders.

10 The leaders also presented offerings for the dedication of the altar at the time when it was anointed; the leaders presented their offering before the altar.11The Lord said to Moses: They shall present their offerings, one leader each day, for the dedication of the altar.

12 The one who presented his offering the first day was Nahshon son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah;13his offering was one silver plate weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of choice flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;14one golden dish weighing ten shekels, full of incense;15one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;16one male goat for a sin offering;17and for the sacrifice of well-being, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nahshon son of Amminadab.

18 On the second day Nethanel son of Zuar, the leader of Issachar, presented an offering;19he presented for his offering one silver plate weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of choice flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;20one golden dish weighing ten shekels, full of incense;21one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, as a burnt offering;22one male goat as a sin offering;23and for the sacrifice of well-being, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nethanel son of Zuar.

24 On the third day Eliab son of Helon, the leader of the Zebulunites:25his offering was one silver plate weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of choice flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;26one golden dish weighing ten shekels, full of incense;27one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;28one male goat for a sin offering;29and for the sacrifice of well-being, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliab son of Helon.

30 On the fourth day Elizur son of Shedeur, the leader of the Reubenites:31his offering was one silver plate weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of choice flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;32one golden dish weighing ten shekels, full of incense;33one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;34one male goat for a sin offering;35and for the sacrifice of well-being, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elizur son of Shedeur.

36 On the fifth day Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai, the leader of the Simeonites:37his offering was one silver plate weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of choice flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;38one golden dish weighing ten shekels, full of incense;39one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;40one male goat for a sin offering;41and for the sacrifice of well-being, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai.

42 On the sixth day Eliasaph son of Deuel, the leader of the Gadites:43his offering was one silver plate weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of choice flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;44one golden dish weighing ten shekels, full of incense;45one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;46one male goat for a sin offering;47and for the sacrifice of well-being, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Eliasaph son of Deuel.

48 On the seventh day Elishama son of Ammihud, the leader of the Ephraimites:49his offering was one silver plate weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of choice flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;50one golden dish weighing ten shekels, full of incense;51one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;52one male goat for a sin offering;53and for the sacrifice of well-being, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Elishama son of Ammihud.

54 On the eighth day Gamaliel son of Pedahzur, the leader of the Manassites:55his offering was one silver plate weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of choice flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;56one golden dish weighing ten shekels, full of incense;57one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;58one male goat for a sin offering;59and for the sacrifice of well-being, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Gamaliel son of Pedahzur.

60 On the ninth day Abidan son of Gideoni, the leader of the Benjaminites:61his offering was one silver plate weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of choice flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;62one golden dish weighing ten shekels, full of incense;63one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;64one male goat for a sin offering;65and for the sacrifice of well-being, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Abidan son of Gideoni.

66 On the tenth day Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai, the leader of the Danites:67his offering was one silver plate weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of choice flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;68one golden dish weighing ten shekels, full of incense;69one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;70one male goat for a sin offering;71and for the sacrifice of well-being, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai.

72 On the eleventh day Pagiel son of Ochran, the leader of the Asherites:73his offering was one silver plate weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of choice flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;74one golden dish weighing ten shekels, full of incense;75one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;76one male goat for a sin offering;77and for the sacrifice of well-being, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Pagiel son of Ochran.

78 On the twelfth day Ahira son of Enan, the leader of the Naphtalites:79his offering was one silver plate weighing one hundred thirty shekels, one silver basin weighing seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of choice flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;80one golden dish weighing ten shekels, full of incense;81one young bull, one ram, one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;82one male goat for a sin offering;83and for the sacrifice of well-being, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Ahira son of Enan.

84 This was the dedication offering for the altar, at the time when it was anointed, from the leaders of Israel: twelve silver plates, twelve silver basins, twelve golden dishes,85each silver plate weighing one hundred thirty shekels and each basin seventy, all the silver of the vessels two thousand four hundred shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary,86the twelve golden dishes, full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece according to the shekel of the sanctuary, all the gold of the dishes being one hundred twenty shekels;87all the livestock for the burnt offering twelve bulls, twelve rams, twelve male lambs a year old, with their grain offering; and twelve male goats for a sin offering;88and all the livestock for the sacrifice of well-being twenty-four bulls, the rams sixty, the male goats sixty, the male lambs a year old sixty. This was the dedication offering for the altar, after it was anointed.

89 When Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with the Lord, he would hear the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the covenant from between the two cherubim; thus it spoke to him.

New Testament in Four Years - Acts 15:1-11

Acts 15:1-11

15. The Council at Jerusalem

The Council at Jerusalem

15

Then certain individuals came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.”2And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to discuss this question with the apostles and the elders.3So they were sent on their way by the church, and as they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, they reported the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the believers.4When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they reported all that God had done with them.5But some believers who belonged to the sect of the Pharisees stood up and said, “It is necessary for them to be circumcised and ordered to keep the law of Moses.”

6 The apostles and the elders met together to consider this matter.7After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “My brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that I should be the one through whom the Gentiles would hear the message of the good news and become believers.8And God, who knows the human heart, testified to them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us;9and in cleansing their hearts by faith he has made no distinction between them and us.10Now therefore why are you putting God to the test by placing on the neck of the disciples a yoke that neither our ancestors nor we have been able to bear?11On the contrary, we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.”

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Psalm a Day - Psalm 41

Psalm 41

41. Psalm 41

Psalm 41

Assurance of God’s Help and a Plea for Healing

To the leader. A Psalm of David.

1

Happy are those who consider the poor;

the Lord delivers them in the day of trouble.

2

The Lord protects them and keeps them alive;

they are called happy in the land.

You do not give them up to the will of their enemies.

3

The Lord sustains them on their sickbed;

in their illness you heal all their infirmities.

 

4

As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me;

heal me, for I have sinned against you.”

5

My enemies wonder in malice

when I will die, and my name perish.

6

And when they come to see me, they utter empty words,

while their hearts gather mischief;

when they go out, they tell it abroad.

7

All who hate me whisper together about me;

they imagine the worst for me.

 

8

They think that a deadly thing has fastened on me,

that I will not rise again from where I lie.

9

Even my bosom friend in whom I trusted,

who ate of my bread, has lifted the heel against me.

10

But you, O Lord, be gracious to me,

and raise me up, that I may repay them.

 

11

By this I know that you are pleased with me;

because my enemy has not triumphed over me.

12

But you have upheld me because of my integrity,

and set me in your presence forever.

 

13

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,

from everlasting to everlasting.

Amen and Amen.

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