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Daily Light's Morning Reading

The blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.HEB. 12:24.

Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.—The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.—It is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Abel, . . . brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof . . . The Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering.—Christ . . . hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.—Having . . . boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.

John 1:29. -Rev. 13:8. -Heb. 10:4,5,10.Gen. 4:4. -Eph. 5:2.Heb. 10:22. -Heb. 10:19.

Spurgeon's Morning Reading

“I will never leave thee.”

Hebrews 13:5

No promise is of private interpretation. Whatever God has said to any one saint, he has said to all. When he opens a well for one, it is that all may drink. When he openeth a granary-door to give out food, there may be some one starving man who is the occasion of its being opened, but all hungry saints may come and feed too. Whether he gave the word to Abraham or to Moses, matters not, O believer; he has given it to thee as one of the covenanted seed. There is not a high blessing too lofty for thee, nor a wide mercy too extensive for thee. Lift up now thine eyes to the north and to the south, to the east and to the west, for all this is thine. Climb to Pisgah’s top, and view the utmost limit of the divine promise, for the land is all thine own. There is not a brook of living water of which thou mayst not drink. If the land floweth with milk and honey, eat the honey and drink the milk, for both are thine. Be thou bold to believe, for he hath said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”In this promise, God gives to his people everything. “I will never leave thee.” Then no attribute of God can cease to be engaged for us. Is he mighty? He will show himself strong on the behalf of them that trust him. Is he love? Then with lovingkindness will he have mercy upon us. Whatever attributes may compose the character of Deity, every one of them to its fullest extent shall be engaged on our side. To put everything in one, there is nothing you can want, there is nothing you can ask for, there is nothing you can need in time or in eternity, there is nothing living, nothing dying, there is nothing in this world, nothing in the next world, there is nothing now, nothing at the resurrection-morning, nothing in heaven which is not contained in this text—“I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Proverbs 5

Proverbs 5

5. Warning Against Adultery

Warning against Impurity and Infidelity

 5

My child, be attentive to my wisdom;

incline your ear to my understanding,

2

so that you may hold on to prudence,

and your lips may guard knowledge.

3

For the lips of a loose woman drip honey,

and her speech is smoother than oil;

4

but in the end she is bitter as wormwood,

sharp as a two-edged sword.

5

Her feet go down to death;

her steps follow the path to Sheol.

6

She does not keep straight to the path of life;

her ways wander, and she does not know it.

 

7

And now, my child, listen to me,

and do not depart from the words of my mouth.

8

Keep your way far from her,

and do not go near the door of her house;

9

or you will give your honor to others,

and your years to the merciless,

10

and strangers will take their fill of your wealth,

and your labors will go to the house of an alien;

11

and at the end of your life you will groan,

when your flesh and body are consumed,

12

and you say, “Oh, how I hated discipline,

and my heart despised reproof!

13

I did not listen to the voice of my teachers

or incline my ear to my instructors.

14

Now I am at the point of utter ruin

in the public assembly.”

 

15

Drink water from your own cistern,

flowing water from your own well.

16

Should your springs be scattered abroad,

streams of water in the streets?

17

Let them be for yourself alone,

and not for sharing with strangers.

18

Let your fountain be blessed,

and rejoice in the wife of your youth,

19

a lovely deer, a graceful doe.

May her breasts satisfy you at all times;

may you be intoxicated always by her love.

20

Why should you be intoxicated, my son, by another woman

and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?

21

For human ways are under the eyes of the Lord,

and he examines all their paths.

22

The iniquities of the wicked ensnare them,

and they are caught in the toils of their sin.

23

They die for lack of discipline,

and because of their great folly they are lost.

New Testament in Four Years - Colossians 2:6-8

Colossians 2:6-8

2. Freedom Through Life in Christ

Fullness of Life in Christ

6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him,7rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

 

8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ.

Psalm a Day - Psalm 36

Psalm 36

36. Psalm 36

Psalm 36

Human Wickedness and Divine Goodness

To the leader. Of David, the servant of the Lord.

1

Transgression speaks to the wicked

deep in their hearts;

there is no fear of God

before their eyes.

2

For they flatter themselves in their own eyes

that their iniquity cannot be found out and hated.

3

The words of their mouths are mischief and deceit;

they have ceased to act wisely and do good.

4

They plot mischief while on their beds;

they are set on a way that is not good;

they do not reject evil.

 

5

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,

your faithfulness to the clouds.

6

Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,

your judgments are like the great deep;

you save humans and animals alike, O Lord.

 

7

How precious is your steadfast love, O God!

All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

8

They feast on the abundance of your house,

and you give them drink from the river of your delights.

9

For with you is the fountain of life;

in your light we see light.

 

10

O continue your steadfast love to those who know you,

and your salvation to the upright of heart!

11

Do not let the foot of the arrogant tread on me,

or the hand of the wicked drive me away.

12

There the evildoers lie prostrate;

they are thrust down, unable to rise.

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