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Daily Light's Morning Reading

The entrance of thy words giveth light.PSA. 119:130.

This . . . is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.—God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.—The Word was God. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.—If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.—Ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

Ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light.—Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a 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.

I John 1:5. -II Cor. 4:6. -John 1:1,4. -I John 1:7.Psa. 119:11. -John 15:3.Eph. 5:8. -I Pet. 2:9.

Spurgeon's Morning Reading

“My beloved.”

Song of Solomon 2:8

This was a golden name which the ancient Church in her most joyous moments was wont to give to the Anointed of the Lord. When the time of the singing of birds was come, and the voice of the turtle was heard in her land, her love-note was sweeter than either, as she sang, “My beloved is mine and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.” Ever in her song of songs doth she call him by that delightful name, “My beloved!” Even in the long winter, when idolatry had withered the garden of the Lord, her prophets found space to lay aside the burden of the Lord for a little season, and to say, as Esaias did, “Now will I sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard.” Though the saints had never seen his face, though as yet he was not made flesh, nor had dwelt among us, nor had man beheld his glory, yet he was the consolation of Israel, the hope and joy of all the chosen, the “beloved” of all those who were upright before the Most High. We, in the summer days of the Church, are also wont to speak of Christ as the best beloved of our soul, and to feel that he is very precious, the “chiefest among ten thousand, and the altogether lovely.” So true is it that the Church loves Jesus, and claims him as her beloved, that the apostle dares to defy the whole universe to separate her from the love of Christ, and declares that neither persecutions, distress, affliction, peril, or the sword have been able to do it; nay, he joyously boasts, “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

O that we knew more of thee, thou ever precious one!

“My sole possession is thy love;

In earth beneath, or heaven above,

I have no other store;

And though with fervent suit I pray,

And importune thee day by day,

I ask thee nothing more.”

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Job 22

Job 22

22. Eliphaz Replies

Eliphaz Speaks: Job’s Wickedness Is Great


Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered:


“Can a mortal be of use to God?

Can even the wisest be of service to him?


Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if you are righteous,

or is it gain to him if you make your ways blameless?


Is it for your piety that he reproves you,

and enters into judgment with you?


Is not your wickedness great?

There is no end to your iniquities.


For you have exacted pledges from your family for no reason,

and stripped the naked of their clothing.


You have given no water to the weary to drink,

and you have withheld bread from the hungry.


The powerful possess the land,

and the favored live in it.


You have sent widows away empty-handed,

and the arms of the orphans you have crushed.


Therefore snares are around you,

and sudden terror overwhelms you,


or darkness so that you cannot see;

a flood of water covers you.



“Is not God high in the heavens?

See the highest stars, how lofty they are!


Therefore you say, ‘What does God know?

Can he judge through the deep darkness?


Thick clouds enwrap him, so that he does not see,

and he walks on the dome of heaven.’


Will you keep to the old way

that the wicked have trod?


They were snatched away before their time;

their foundation was washed away by a flood.


They said to God, ‘Leave us alone,’

and ‘What can the Almighty do to us?’


Yet he filled their houses with good things—

but the plans of the wicked are repugnant to me.


The righteous see it and are glad;

the innocent laugh them to scorn,


saying, ‘Surely our adversaries are cut off,

and what they left, the fire has consumed.’



“Agree with God, and be at peace;

in this way good will come to you.


Receive instruction from his mouth,

and lay up his words in your heart.


If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored,

if you remove unrighteousness from your tents,


if you treat gold like dust,

and gold of Ophir like the stones of the torrent-bed,


and if the Almighty is your gold

and your precious silver,


then you will delight yourself in the Almighty,

and lift up your face to God.


You will pray to him, and he will hear you,

and you will pay your vows.


You will decide on a matter, and it will be established for you,

and light will shine on your ways.


When others are humiliated, you say it is pride;

for he saves the humble.


He will deliver even those who are guilty;

they will escape because of the cleanness of your hands.”


New Testament in Four Years - Luke 23:26-31

Luke 23:26-31

23. Trial and Crucifixion

The Crucifixion of Jesus

26 As they led him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and they laid the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus.27A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts and wailing for him.28But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.29For the days are surely coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’30Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us’; and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’31For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”

Psalm a Day - Psalm 57

Psalm 57

57. Psalm 57

Psalm 57

Praise and Assurance under Persecution

To the leader: Do Not Destroy. Of David. A Miktam, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.


Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,

for in you my soul takes refuge;

in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,

until the destroying storms pass by.


I cry to God Most High,

to God who fulfills his purpose for me.


He will send from heaven and save me,

he will put to shame those who trample on me.Selah

God will send forth his steadfast love and his faithfulness.



I lie down among lions

that greedily devour human prey;

their teeth are spears and arrows,

their tongues sharp swords.



Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.

Let your glory be over all the earth.



They set a net for my steps;

my soul was bowed down.

They dug a pit in my path,

but they have fallen into it themselves.Selah


My heart is steadfast, O God,

my heart is steadfast.

I will sing and make melody.


Awake, my soul!

Awake, O harp and lyre!

I will awake the dawn.


I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples;

I will sing praises to you among the nations.


For your steadfast love is as high as the heavens;

your faithfulness extends to the clouds.



Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.

Let your glory be over all the earth.

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