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When shall I arise, and the night be gone?JOB 7:4.

Watchman, what of the night? The watchman said, The morning cometh.

Yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.—He shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds.

I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you.

Let all thine enemies perish, O Lord; but let them that love him be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might.—Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

There shall be no night there.

Isa. 21:11,12.Heb. 10:37. -II Sam. 23:4.John 14:2,27,28.Judg. 5:31. -I Thes. 5:5.Rev. 21:25.

Spurgeon's Evening Reading

“I have yet to speak on God’s behalf.”

Job 36:2

We ought not to court publicity for our virtue, or notoriety for our zeal; but, at the same time, it is a sin to be always seeking to hide that which God has bestowed upon us for the good of others. A Christian is not to be a village in a valley, but “a city set upon a hill;” he is not to be a candle under a bushel, but a candle in a candlestick, giving light to all. Retirement may be lovely in its season, and to hide one’s self is doubtless modest, but the hiding of Christ in us can never be justified, and the keeping back of truth which is precious to ourselves is a sin against others and an offence against God. If you are of a nervous temperament and of retiring disposition, take care that you do not too much indulge this trembling propensity, lest you should be useless to the church. Seek in the name of him who was not ashamed of you to do some little violence to your feelings, and tell to others what Christ has told to you. If thou canst not speak with trumpet tongue, use the still small voice. If the pulpit must not be thy tribune, if the press may not carry on its wings thy words, yet say with Peter and John, “Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee.” By Sychar’s well talk to the Samaritan woman, if thou canst not on the mountain preach a sermon; utter the praises of Jesus in the house, if not in the temple; in the field, if not upon the exchange; in the midst of thine own household, if thou canst not in the midst of the great family of man. From the hidden springs within let sweetly flowing rivulets of testimony flow forth, giving drink to every passer-by. Hide not thy talent; trade with it; and thou shalt bring in good interest to thy Lord and Master. To speak for God will be refreshing to ourselves, cheering to saints, useful to sinners, and honouring to the Saviour. Dumb children are an affliction to their parents. Lord, unloose all thy children’s tongue.

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Job 5

Job 5

5. Eliphaz Speaks

Job Is Corrected by God

 5

“Call now; is there anyone who will answer you?

To which of the holy ones will you turn?

2

Surely vexation kills the fool,

and jealousy slays the simple.

3

I have seen fools taking root,

but suddenly I cursed their dwelling.

4

Their children are far from safety,

they are crushed in the gate,

and there is no one to deliver them.

5

The hungry eat their harvest,

and they take it even out of the thorns;

and the thirsty pant after their wealth.

6

For misery does not come from the earth,

nor does trouble sprout from the ground;

7

but human beings are born to trouble

just as sparks fly upward.

 

8

“As for me, I would seek God,

and to God I would commit my cause.

9

He does great things and unsearchable,

marvelous things without number.

10

He gives rain on the earth

and sends waters on the fields;

11

he sets on high those who are lowly,

and those who mourn are lifted to safety.

12

He frustrates the devices of the crafty,

so that their hands achieve no success.

13

He takes the wise in their own craftiness;

and the schemes of the wily are brought to a quick end.

14

They meet with darkness in the daytime,

and grope at noonday as in the night.

15

But he saves the needy from the sword of their mouth,

from the hand of the mighty.

16

So the poor have hope,

and injustice shuts its mouth.

 

17

“How happy is the one whom God reproves;

therefore do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

18

For he wounds, but he binds up;

he strikes, but his hands heal.

19

He will deliver you from six troubles;

in seven no harm shall touch you.

20

In famine he will redeem you from death,

and in war from the power of the sword.

21

You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue,

and shall not fear destruction when it comes.

22

At destruction and famine you shall laugh,

and shall not fear the wild animals of the earth.

23

For you shall be in league with the stones of the field,

and the wild animals shall be at peace with you.

24

You shall know that your tent is safe,

you shall inspect your fold and miss nothing.

25

You shall know that your descendants will be many,

and your offspring like the grass of the earth.

26

You shall come to your grave in ripe old age,

as a shock of grain comes up to the threshing floor in its season.

27

See, we have searched this out; it is true.

Hear, and know it for yourself.”

 

New Testament in Four Years - Ephesians 4:17-24

Ephesians 4:17-24

4. Unity in the Body of Christ

The Old Life and the New

17 Now this I affirm and insist on in the Lord: you must no longer live as the Gentiles live, in the futility of their minds.18They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of their ignorance and hardness of heart.19They have lost all sensitivity and have abandoned themselves to licentiousness, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.20That is not the way you learned Christ!21For surely you have heard about him and were taught in him, as truth is in Jesus.22You were taught to put away your former way of life, your old self, corrupt and deluded by its lusts,23and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,24and to clothe yourselves with the new self, created according to the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Psalm a Day - Psalm 148

Psalm 148

148. Psalm 148

Psalm 148

Praise for God’s Universal Glory

1

Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord from the heavens;

praise him in the heights!

2

Praise him, all his angels;

praise him, all his host!

 

3

Praise him, sun and moon;

praise him, all you shining stars!

4

Praise him, you highest heavens,

and you waters above the heavens!

 

5

Let them praise the name of the Lord,

for he commanded and they were created.

6

He established them forever and ever;

he fixed their bounds, which cannot be passed.

 

7

Praise the Lord from the earth,

you sea monsters and all deeps,

8

fire and hail, snow and frost,

stormy wind fulfilling his command!

 

9

Mountains and all hills,

fruit trees and all cedars!

10

Wild animals and all cattle,

creeping things and flying birds!

 

11

Kings of the earth and all peoples,

princes and all rulers of the earth!

12

Young men and women alike,

old and young together!

 

13

Let them praise the name of the Lord,

for his name alone is exalted;

his glory is above earth and heaven.

14

He has raised up a horn for his people,

praise for all his faithful,

for the people of Israel who are close to him.

Praise the Lord!

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