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Daily Light's Evening Reading

There shall be no night there.REV. 21:25.

The Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

The city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.—They need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light.

Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.—Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.—Ye were sometime darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light.

We are not of the night, nor of darkness.

The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Isa. 60:19.Rev. 21:23. -Rev. 22:5.I Pet. 2:9. -Col. 1:12,13. -Eph. 5:8.I Thes. 5:5.Prov. 4:18.

Spurgeon's Evening Reading

“And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.”

Leviticus 1:4

Our Lord’s being made “sin for us” is set forth here by the very significant transfer of sin to the bullock, which was made by the elders of the people. The laying of the hand was not a mere touch of contact, for in some other places of Scripture the original word has the meaning of leaning heavily, as in the expression, “thy wrath lieth hard upon me” (Psalm 88:7). Surely this is the very essence and nature of faith, which doth not only bring us into contact with the great Substitute, but teaches us to lean upon him with all the burden of our guilt. Jehovah made to meet upon the head of the Substitute all the offences of his covenant people, but each one of the chosen is brought personally to ratify this solemn covenant act, when by grace he is enabled by faith to lay his hand upon the head of the “Lamb slain from before the foundation of the world.” Believer, do you remember that rapturous day when you first realized pardon through Jesus the sin-bearer? Can you not make glad confession, and join with the writer in saying, “My soul recalls her day of deliverance with delight. Laden with guilt and full of fears, I saw my Saviour as my Substitute, and I laid my hand upon him; oh! how timidly at first, but courage grew and confidence was confirmed until I leaned my soul entirely upon him; and now it is my unceasing joy to know that my sins are no longer imputed to me, but laid on him, and like the debts of the wounded traveller, Jesus, like the good Samaritan, has said of all my future sinfulness, ‘Set that to my account.’” Blessed discovery! Eternal solace of a grateful heart!

“My numerous sins transferr'd to him,

Shall never more be found,

Lost in his blood’s atoning stream,

Where every crime is drown'd!”

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Isaiah 3

Isaiah 3

3. Judgment on Jerusalem and Judah

 3

For now the Sovereign, the Lord of hosts,

is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah

support and staff—

all support of bread,

and all support of water—

2

warrior and soldier,

judge and prophet,

diviner and elder,

3

captain of fifty

and dignitary,

counselor and skillful magician

and expert enchanter.

4

And I will make boys their princes,

and babes shall rule over them.

5

The people will be oppressed,

everyone by another

and everyone by a neighbor;

the youth will be insolent to the elder,

and the base to the honorable.

 

6

Someone will even seize a relative,

a member of the clan, saying,

“You have a cloak;

you shall be our leader,

and this heap of ruins

shall be under your rule.”

7

But the other will cry out on that day, saying,

“I will not be a healer;

in my house there is neither bread nor cloak;

you shall not make me

leader of the people.”

8

For Jerusalem has stumbled

and Judah has fallen,

because their speech and their deeds are against the Lord,

defying his glorious presence.

 

9

The look on their faces bears witness against them;

they proclaim their sin like Sodom,

they do not hide it.

Woe to them!

For they have brought evil on themselves.

10

Tell the innocent how fortunate they are,

for they shall eat the fruit of their labors.

11

Woe to the guilty! How unfortunate they are,

for what their hands have done shall be done to them.

12

My people—children are their oppressors,

and women rule over them.

O my people, your leaders mislead you,

and confuse the course of your paths.

 

13

The Lord rises to argue his case;

he stands to judge the peoples.

14

The Lord enters into judgment

with the elders and princes of his people:

It is you who have devoured the vineyard;

the spoil of the poor is in your houses.

15

What do you mean by crushing my people,

by grinding the face of the poor? says the Lord God of hosts.

 

16

The Lord said:

Because the daughters of Zion are haughty

and walk with outstretched necks,

glancing wantonly with their eyes,

mincing along as they go,

tinkling with their feet;

17

the Lord will afflict with scabs

the heads of the daughters of Zion,

and the Lord will lay bare their secret parts.

 

18 In that day the Lord will take away the finery of the anklets, the headbands, and the crescents;19the pendants, the bracelets, and the scarfs;20the headdresses, the armlets, the sashes, the perfume boxes, and the amulets;21the signet rings and nose rings;22the festal robes, the mantles, the cloaks, and the handbags;23the garments of gauze, the linen garments, the turbans, and the veils.

24

Instead of perfume there will be a stench;

and instead of a sash, a rope;

and instead of well-set hair, baldness;

and instead of a rich robe, a binding of sackcloth;

instead of beauty, shame.

25

Your men shall fall by the sword

and your warriors in battle.

26

And her gates shall lament and mourn;

ravaged, she shall sit upon the ground.

New Testament in Four Years - 1 Timothy 2:8-15

1 Timothy 2:8-15

2. Instructions on Worship

8 I desire, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument;9also that the women should dress themselves modestly and decently in suitable clothing, not with their hair braided, or with gold, pearls, or expensive clothes,10but with good works, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God.11Let a woman learn in silence with full submission.12I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she is to keep silent.13For Adam was formed first, then Eve;14and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.15Yet she will be saved through childbearing, provided they continue in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.

Psalm a Day - Psalm 78:56-72

Psalm 78:56-72

78. Psalm 78

56

Yet they tested the Most High God,

and rebelled against him.

They did not observe his decrees,

57

but turned away and were faithless like their ancestors;

they twisted like a treacherous bow.

58

For they provoked him to anger with their high places;

they moved him to jealousy with their idols.

59

When God heard, he was full of wrath,

and he utterly rejected Israel.

60

He abandoned his dwelling at Shiloh,

the tent where he dwelt among mortals,

61

and delivered his power to captivity,

his glory to the hand of the foe.

62

He gave his people to the sword,

and vented his wrath on his heritage.

63

Fire devoured their young men,

and their girls had no marriage song.

64

Their priests fell by the sword,

and their widows made no lamentation.

65

Then the Lord awoke as from sleep,

like a warrior shouting because of wine.

66

He put his adversaries to rout;

he put them to everlasting disgrace.

 

67

He rejected the tent of Joseph,

he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;

68

but he chose the tribe of Judah,

Mount Zion, which he loves.

69

He built his sanctuary like the high heavens,

like the earth, which he has founded forever.

70

He chose his servant David,

and took him from the sheepfolds;

71

from tending the nursing ewes he brought him

to be the shepherd of his people Jacob,

of Israel, his inheritance.

72

With upright heart he tended them,

and guided them with skillful hand.

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