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Daily Light's Morning Reading

Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness.MATT. 3:15.

I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.—The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.—Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

What the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.—Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

Psa. 40:8.Matt. 5:17,18. -Isa. 42:21. -Matt. 5:20.Rom. 8:3,4. -Rom. 10:4.

Spurgeon's Morning Reading

“And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.”

2 Kings 25:30

Jehoiachin was not sent away from the king’s palace with a store to last him for months, but his provision was given him as a daily pension. Herein he well pictures the happy position of all the Lord’s people. A daily portion is all that a man really wants. We do not need tomorrow’s supplies; that day has not yet dawned, and its wants are as yet unborn. The thirst which we may suffer in the month of June does not need to be quenched in February, for we do not feel it yet; if we have enough for each day as the days arrive we shall never know want. Sufficient for the day is all that we can enjoy. We cannot eat or drink or wear more than the day’s supply of food and raiment; the surplus gives us the care of storing it, and the anxiety of watching against a thief. One staff aids a traveller, but a bundle of staves is a heavy burden. Enough is not only as good as a feast, but is all that the greatest glutton can truly enjoy. This is all that we should expect; a craving for more than this is ungrateful. When our Father does not give us more, we should be content with his daily allowance. Jehoiachin’s case is ours, we have a sure portion, a portion given us of the king, a gracious portion, and a perpetual portion. Here is surely ground for thankfulness.

Beloved Christian reader, in matters of grace you need a daily supply. You have no store of strength. Day by day must you seek help from above. It is a very sweet assurance that a daily portion is provided for you. In the word, through the ministry, by meditation, in prayer, and waiting upon God you shall receive renewed strength. In Jesus all needful things are laid up for you. Then enjoy your continual allowance. Never go hungry while the daily bread of grace is on the table of mercy.

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Leviticus 20

Leviticus 20

20. Punishment for Sin

Penalties for Violations of Holiness

20

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2Say further to the people of Israel:

Any of the people of Israel, or of the aliens who reside in Israel, who give any of their offspring to Molech shall be put to death; the people of the land shall stone them to death.3I myself will set my face against them, and will cut them off from the people, because they have given of their offspring to Molech, defiling my sanctuary and profaning my holy name.4And if the people of the land should ever close their eyes to them, when they give of their offspring to Molech, and do not put them to death,5I myself will set my face against them and against their family, and will cut them off from among their people, them and all who follow them in prostituting themselves to Molech.

6 If any turn to mediums and wizards, prostituting themselves to them, I will set my face against them, and will cut them off from the people.7Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am the Lord your God.8Keep my statutes, and observe them; I am the Lord; I sanctify you.9All who curse father or mother shall be put to death; having cursed father or mother, their blood is upon them.

10 If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall be put to death.11The man who lies with his father’s wife has uncovered his father’s nakedness; both of them shall be put to death; their blood is upon them.12If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall be put to death; they have committed perversion, their blood is upon them.13If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death; their blood is upon them.14If a man takes a wife and her mother also, it is depravity; they shall be burned to death, both he and they, that there may be no depravity among you.15If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he shall be put to death; and you shall kill the animal.16If a woman approaches any animal and has sexual relations with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.

17 If a man takes his sister, a daughter of his father or a daughter of his mother, and sees her nakedness, and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace, and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people; he has uncovered his sister’s nakedness, he shall be subject to punishment.18If a man lies with a woman having her sickness and uncovers her nakedness, he has laid bare her flow and she has laid bare her flow of blood; both of them shall be cut off from their people.19You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister or of your father’s sister, for that is to lay bare one’s own flesh; they shall be subject to punishment.20If a man lies with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness; they shall be subject to punishment; they shall die childless.21If a man takes his brother’s wife, it is impurity; he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless.

22 You shall keep all my statutes and all my ordinances, and observe them, so that the land to which I bring you to settle in may not vomit you out.23You shall not follow the practices of the nation that I am driving out before you. Because they did all these things, I abhorred them.24But I have said to you: You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey. I am the Lord your God; I have separated you from the peoples.25You shall therefore make a distinction between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean bird and the clean; you shall not bring abomination on yourselves by animal or by bird or by anything with which the ground teems, which I have set apart for you to hold unclean.26You shall be holy to me; for I the Lord am holy, and I have separated you from the other peoples to be mine.

27 A man or a woman who is a medium or a wizard shall be put to death; they shall be stoned to death, their blood is upon them.

New Testament in Four Years - Acts 11:11-18

Acts 11:11-18

11. Church in Antioch

11At that very moment three men, sent to me from Caesarea, arrived at the house where we were.12The Spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and us. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house.13He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, ‘Send to Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter;14he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved.’15And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning.16And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’17If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?”18When they heard this, they were silenced. And they praised God, saying, “Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life.”

 

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Psalm a Day - Psalm 29

Psalm 29

29. Psalm 29

Psalm 29

The Voice of God in a Great Storm

A Psalm of David.

1

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,

ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

2

Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name;

worship the Lord in holy splendor.

 

3

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;

the God of glory thunders,

the Lord, over mighty waters.

4

The voice of the Lord is powerful;

the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

 

5

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;

the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.

6

He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,

and Sirion like a young wild ox.

 

7

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.

8

The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;

the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

 

9

The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl,

and strips the forest bare;

and in his temple all say, “Glory!”

 

10

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;

the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.

11

May the Lord give strength to his people!

May the Lord bless his people with peace!

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