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Daily Light's Morning Reading

The kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods . . . to every man according to his several ability.MATT. 25:14,15.

Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey?

All these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.—As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.—It is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. —Unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have commited much, of him they will ask the more.

Who is sufficient for these things?—I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Rom. 6:16.I Cor. 12:11,7. -I Pet. 4:10. -I Cor. 4:2. -Luke 12:48.II Cor. 2:16. -Phi. 4:13.

Spurgeon's Morning Reading

“Jesus said unto them, If ye seek me, let these go their way.”

John 18:8

Mark, my soul, the care which Jesus manifested even in his hour of trial, towards the sheep of his hand! The ruling passion is strong in death. He resigns himself to the enemy, but he interposes a word of power to set his disciples free. As to himself, like a sheep before her shearers he is dumb and opened not his mouth, but for his disciples’ sake he speaks with almighty energy. Herein is love, constant, self-forgetting, faithful love. But is there not far more here than is to be found upon the surface? Have we not the very soul and spirit of the atonement in these words? The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep, and pleads that they must therefore go free. The Surety is bound, and justice demands that those for whom he stands a substitute should go their way. In the midst of Egypt’s bondage, that voice rings as a word of power, “Let these go their way.” Out of slavery of sin and Satan the redeemed must come. In every cell of the dungeons of Despair, the sound is echoed, “Let these go their way,” and forth come Despondency and Much-afraid. Satan hears the well-known voice, and lifts his foot from the neck of the fallen; and Death hears it, and the grave opens her gates to let the dead arise. Their way is one of progress, holiness, triumph, glory, and none shall dare to stay them in it. No lion shall be on their way, neither shall any ravenous beast go up thereon. “The hind of the morning” has drawn the cruel hunters upon himself, and now the most timid roes and hinds of the field may graze at perfect peace among the lilies of his loves. The thunder-cloud has burst over the Cross of Calvary, and the pilgrims of Zion shall never be smitten by the bolts of vengeance. Come, my heart, rejoice in the immunity which thy Redeemer has secured thee, and bless his name all the day, and every day.

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Numbers 33

Numbers 33

33. Stages in Israel's Journey

The Stages of Israel’s Journey from Egypt

33

These are the stages by which the Israelites went out of the land of Egypt in military formation under the leadership of Moses and Aaron.2Moses wrote down their starting points, stage by stage, by command of the Lord; and these are their stages according to their starting places.3They set out from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the day after the passover the Israelites went out boldly in the sight of all the Egyptians,4while the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the Lord had struck down among them. The Lord executed judgments even against their gods.

5 So the Israelites set out from Rameses, and camped at Succoth.6They set out from Succoth, and camped at Etham, which is on the edge of the wilderness.7They set out from Etham, and turned back to Pi-hahiroth, which faces Baal-zephon; and they camped before Migdol.8They set out from Pi-hahiroth, passed through the sea into the wilderness, went a three days’ journey in the wilderness of Etham, and camped at Marah.9They set out from Marah and came to Elim; at Elim there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they camped there.10They set out from Elim and camped by the Red Sea.11They set out from the Red Sea and camped in the wilderness of Sin.12They set out from the wilderness of Sin and camped at Dophkah.13They set out from Dophkah and camped at Alush.14They set out from Alush and camped at Rephidim, where there was no water for the people to drink.15They set out from Rephidim and camped in the wilderness of Sinai.16They set out from the wilderness of Sinai and camped at Kibroth-hattaavah.17They set out from Kibroth-hattaavah and camped at Hazeroth.18They set out from Hazeroth and camped at Rithmah.19They set out from Rithmah and camped at Rimmon-perez.20They set out from Rimmon-perez and camped at Libnah.21They set out from Libnah and camped at Rissah.22They set out from Rissah and camped at Kehelathah.23They set out from Kehelathah and camped at Mount Shepher.24They set out from Mount Shepher and camped at Haradah.25They set out from Haradah and camped at Makheloth.26They set out from Makheloth and camped at Tahath.27They set out from Tahath and camped at Terah.28They set out from Terah and camped at Mithkah.29They set out from Mithkah and camped at Hashmonah.30They set out from Hashmonah and camped at Moseroth.31They set out from Moseroth and camped at Bene-jaakan.32They set out from Bene-jaakan and camped at Hor-haggidgad.33They set out from Hor-haggidgad and camped at Jotbathah.34They set out from Jotbathah and camped at Abronah.35They set out from Abronah and camped at Ezion-geber.36They set out from Ezion-geber and camped in the wilderness of Zin (that is, Kadesh).37They set out from Kadesh and camped at Mount Hor, on the edge of the land of Edom.

38 Aaron the priest went up Mount Hor at the command of the Lord and died there in the fortieth year after the Israelites had come out of the land of Egypt, on the first day of the fifth month.39Aaron was one hundred twenty-three years old when he died on Mount Hor.

40 The Canaanite, the king of Arad, who lived in the Negeb in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the Israelites.

41 They set out from Mount Hor and camped at Zalmonah.42They set out from Zalmonah and camped at Punon.43They set out from Punon and camped at Oboth.44They set out from Oboth and camped at Iye-abarim, in the territory of Moab.45They set out from Iyim and camped at Dibon-gad.46They set out from Dibon-gad and camped at Almon-diblathaim.47They set out from Almon-diblathaim and camped in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.48They set out from the mountains of Abarim and camped in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho;49they camped by the Jordan from Beth-jeshimoth as far as Abel-shittim in the plains of Moab.

Directions for the Conquest of Canaan

50 In the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:51Speak to the Israelites, and say to them: When you cross over the Jordan into the land of Canaan,52you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their figured stones, destroy all their cast images, and demolish all their high places.53You shall take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have given you the land to possess.54You shall apportion the land by lot according to your clans; to a large one you shall give a large inheritance, and to a small one you shall give a small inheritance; the inheritance shall belong to the person on whom the lot falls; according to your ancestral tribes you shall inherit.55But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then those whom you let remain shall be as barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides; they shall trouble you in the land where you are settling.56And I will do to you as I thought to do to them.

New Testament in Four Years - Acts 20:32-38

Acts 20:32-38

20. Through Macedona and Greece

32And now I commend you to God and to the message of his grace, a message that is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all who are sanctified.33I coveted no one’s silver or gold or clothing.34You know for yourselves that I worked with my own hands to support myself and my companions.35In all this I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

36 When he had finished speaking, he knelt down with them all and prayed.37There was much weeping among them all; they embraced Paul and kissed him,38grieving especially because of what he had said, that they would not see him again. Then they brought him to the ship.

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Psalm a Day - Psalm 67

Psalm 67

67. Psalm 67

Psalm 67

The Nations Called to Praise God

To the leader: with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song.

1

May God be gracious to us and bless us

and make his face to shine upon us,Selah

2

that your way may be known upon earth,

your saving power among all nations.

3

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you.

 

4

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,

for you judge the peoples with equity

and guide the nations upon earth.Selah

5

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you.

 

6

The earth has yielded its increase;

God, our God, has blessed us.

7

May God continue to bless us;

let all the ends of the earth revere him.

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