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Daily Light's Morning Reading

God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in the turning away every one of you from his iniquities.ACTS 3:26.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercies hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.—Saved by his life.

Our Saviour Jesus Christ . . . who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.—As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy for I am holy.

The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, . . . hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.—In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him.—Of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

He that spared not his own son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

I Pet. 1:3. -Rom. 5:10.Tit. 2:13,14. -I Pet. 1:15,16.Eph. 1:3. -Col. 2:9,10. -John 1:16.Rom. 8:32.

Spurgeon's Morning Reading

“Strong in faith.”

Romans 4:20

Christian, take good care of thy faith; for recollect faith is the only way whereby thou canst obtain blessings. If we want blessings from God, nothing can fetch them down but faith. Prayer cannot draw down answers from God’s throne except it be the earnest prayer of the man who believes. Faith is the angelic messenger between the soul and the Lord Jesus in glory. Let that angel be withdrawn, we can neither send up prayer, nor receive the answers. Faith is the telegraphic wire which links earth and heaven—on which God’s messages of love fly so fast, that before we call he answers, and while we are yet speaking he hears us. But if that telegraphic wire of faith be snapped, how can we receive the promise? Am I in trouble?—I can obtain help for trouble by faith. Am I beaten about by the enemy?—my soul on her dear Refuge leans by faith. But take faith away—in vain I call to God. There is no road betwixt my soul and heaven. In the deepest wintertime faith is a road on which the horses of prayer may travel—aye, and all the better for the biting frost; but blockade the road, and how can we communicate with the Great King? Faith links me with divinity. Faith clothes me with the power of God. Faith engages on my side the omnipotence of Jehovah. Faith ensures every attribute of God in my defence. It helps me to defy the hosts of hell. It makes me march triumphant over the necks of my enemies. But without faith how can I receive anything of the Lord? Let not him that wavereth—who is like a wave of the Sea—expect that he will receive anything of God! O, then, Christian, watch well thy faith; for with it thou canst win all things, however poor thou art, but without it thou canst obtain nothing. “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Job 21

Job 21

21. Job Replies

Job Replies: The Wicked Often Go Unpunished


Then Job answered:


“Listen carefully to my words,

and let this be your consolation.


Bear with me, and I will speak;

then after I have spoken, mock on.


As for me, is my complaint addressed to mortals?

Why should I not be impatient?


Look at me, and be appalled,

and lay your hand upon your mouth.


When I think of it I am dismayed,

and shuddering seizes my flesh.


Why do the wicked live on,

reach old age, and grow mighty in power?


Their children are established in their presence,

and their offspring before their eyes.


Their houses are safe from fear,

and no rod of God is upon them.


Their bull breeds without fail;

their cow calves and never miscarries.


They send out their little ones like a flock,

and their children dance around.


They sing to the tambourine and the lyre,

and rejoice to the sound of the pipe.


They spend their days in prosperity,

and in peace they go down to Sheol.


They say to God, ‘Leave us alone!

We do not desire to know your ways.


What is the Almighty, that we should serve him?

And what profit do we get if we pray to him?’


Is not their prosperity indeed their own achievement?

The plans of the wicked are repugnant to me.



“How often is the lamp of the wicked put out?

How often does calamity come upon them?

How often does God distribute pains in his anger?


How often are they like straw before the wind,

and like chaff that the storm carries away?


You say, ‘God stores up their iniquity for their children.’

Let it be paid back to them, so that they may know it.


Let their own eyes see their destruction,

and let them drink of the wrath of the Almighty.


For what do they care for their household after them,

when the number of their months is cut off?


Will any teach God knowledge,

seeing that he judges those that are on high?


One dies in full prosperity,

being wholly at ease and secure,


his loins full of milk

and the marrow of his bones moist.


Another dies in bitterness of soul,

never having tasted of good.


They lie down alike in the dust,

and the worms cover them.



“Oh, I know your thoughts,

and your schemes to wrong me.


For you say, ‘Where is the house of the prince?

Where is the tent in which the wicked lived?’


Have you not asked those who travel the roads,

and do you not accept their testimony,


that the wicked are spared in the day of calamity,

and are rescued in the day of wrath?


Who declares their way to their face,

and who repays them for what they have done?


When they are carried to the grave,

a watch is kept over their tomb.


The clods of the valley are sweet to them;

everyone will follow after,

and those who went before are innumerable.


How then will you comfort me with empty nothings?

There is nothing left of your answers but falsehood.”


New Testament in Four Years - Luke 23:20-25

Luke 23:20-25

23. Trial and Crucifixion

20Pilate, wanting to release Jesus, addressed them again;21but they kept shouting, “Crucify, crucify him!”22A third time he said to them, “Why, what evil has he done? I have found in him no ground for the sentence of death; I will therefore have him flogged and then release him.”23But they kept urgently demanding with loud shouts that he should be crucified; and their voices prevailed.24So Pilate gave his verdict that their demand should be granted.25He released the man they asked for, the one who had been put in prison for insurrection and murder, and he handed Jesus over as they wished.

Psalm a Day - Psalm 56

Psalm 56

56. Psalm 56

Psalm 56

Trust in God under Persecution

To the leader: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. Of David. A Miktam, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.


Be gracious to me, O God, for people trample on me;

all day long foes oppress me;


my enemies trample on me all day long,

for many fight against me.

O Most High,3when I am afraid,

I put my trust in you.


In God, whose word I praise,

in God I trust; I am not afraid;

what can flesh do to me?



All day long they seek to injure my cause;

all their thoughts are against me for evil.


They stir up strife, they lurk,

they watch my steps.

As they hoped to have my life,


so repay them for their crime;

in wrath cast down the peoples, O God!



You have kept count of my tossings;

put my tears in your bottle.

Are they not in your record?


Then my enemies will retreat

in the day when I call.

This I know, that God is for me.


In God, whose word I praise,

in the Lord, whose word I praise,


in God I trust; I am not afraid.

What can a mere mortal do to me?



My vows to you I must perform, O God;

I will render thank offerings to you.


For you have delivered my soul from death,

and my feet from falling,

so that I may walk before God

in the light of life.

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