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Daily Light's Morning Reading

Fear not; for I have redeemed thee.ISA. 43:1.

Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more. For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel.—I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.—With the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

Their Redeemer is strong; the Lord of hosts is his name: he shall throughly plead their cause.—My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Isa. 54:4,5-Isa. 44:22. -I Pet. 1:19.Jer. 50:34. -John 10:29.Gal. 1:3-5.

Spurgeon's Morning Reading

“And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.”

Luke 23:27

Amid the rabble rout which hounded the Redeemer to his doom, there were some gracious souls whose bitter anguish sought vent in wailing and lamentations—fit music to accompany that march of woe. When my soul can, in imagination, see the Saviour bearing his cross to Calvary, she joins the godly women and weeps with them; for, indeed, there is true cause for grief—cause lying deeper than those mourning women thought. They bewailed innocence maltreated, goodness persecuted, love bleeding, meekness about to die; but my heart has a deeper and more bitter cause to mourn. My sins were the scourges which lacerated those blessed shoulders, and crowned with thorn those bleeding brows: my sins cried “Crucify him! crucify him!” and laid the cross upon his gracious shoulders. His being led forth to die is sorrow enough for one eternity: but my having been his murderer, is more, infinitely more, grief than one poor fountain of tears can express.

Why those women loved and wept it were not hard to guess: but they could not have had greater reasons for love and grief than my heart has. Nain’s widow saw her son restored—but I myself have been raised to newness of life. Peter’s wife’s mother was cured of the fever—but I of the greater plague of sin. Out of Magdalene seven devils were cast—but a whole legion out of me. Mary and Martha were favoured with visits—but he dwells with me. His mother bare his body—but he is formed in me the hope of glory. In nothing behind the holy women in debt, let me not be behind them in gratitude or sorrow.

“Love and grief my heart dividing,

With my tears his feet I'll lave—

Constant still in heart abiding,

Weep for him who died to save.”

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Song of Solomon 7

Song of Solomon 7

7. Lover

Expressions of Praise

 7

How graceful are your feet in sandals,

O queenly maiden!

Your rounded thighs are like jewels,

the work of a master hand.

2

Your navel is a rounded bowl

that never lacks mixed wine.

Your belly is a heap of wheat,

encircled with lilies.

3

Your two breasts are like two fawns,

twins of a gazelle.

4

Your neck is like an ivory tower.

Your eyes are pools in Heshbon,

by the gate of Bath-rabbim.

Your nose is like a tower of Lebanon,

overlooking Damascus.

5

Your head crowns you like Carmel,

and your flowing locks are like purple;

a king is held captive in the tresses.

 

6

How fair and pleasant you are,

O loved one, delectable maiden!

7

You are stately as a palm tree,

and your breasts are like its clusters.

8

I say I will climb the palm tree

and lay hold of its branches.

O may your breasts be like clusters of the vine,

and the scent of your breath like apples,

9

and your kisses like the best wine

that goes down smoothly,

gliding over lips and teeth.

 

10

I am my beloved’s,

and his desire is for me.

11

Come, my beloved,

let us go forth into the fields,

and lodge in the villages;

12

let us go out early to the vineyards,

and see whether the vines have budded,

whether the grape blossoms have opened

and the pomegranates are in bloom.

There I will give you my love.

13

The mandrakes give forth fragrance,

and over our doors are all choice fruits,

new as well as old,

which I have laid up for you, O my beloved.

New Testament in Four Years - 1 Timothy 1:12-14

1 Timothy 1:12-14

1. Warning Against False Teachers

Gratitude for Mercy

12 I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because he judged me faithful and appointed me to his service,13even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a man of violence. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,14and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

Psalm a Day - Psalm 77

Psalm 77

77. Psalm 77

Psalm 77

God’s Mighty Deeds Recalled

To the leader: according to Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A Psalm.

1

I cry aloud to God,

aloud to God, that he may hear me.

2

In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord;

in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying;

my soul refuses to be comforted.

3

I think of God, and I moan;

I meditate, and my spirit faints.Selah

 

4

You keep my eyelids from closing;

I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

5

I consider the days of old,

and remember the years of long ago.

6

I commune with my heart in the night;

I meditate and search my spirit:

7

“Will the Lord spurn forever,

and never again be favorable?

8

Has his steadfast love ceased forever?

Are his promises at an end for all time?

9

Has God forgotten to be gracious?

Has he in anger shut up his compassion?”Selah

10

And I say, “It is my grief

that the right hand of the Most High has changed.”

 

11

I will call to mind the deeds of the Lord;

I will remember your wonders of old.

12

I will meditate on all your work,

and muse on your mighty deeds.

13

Your way, O God, is holy.

What god is so great as our God?

14

You are the God who works wonders;

you have displayed your might among the peoples.

15

With your strong arm you redeemed your people,

the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.Selah

 

16

When the waters saw you, O God,

when the waters saw you, they were afraid;

the very deep trembled.

17

The clouds poured out water;

the skies thundered;

your arrows flashed on every side.

18

The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind;

your lightnings lit up the world;

the earth trembled and shook.

19

Your way was through the sea,

your path, through the mighty waters;

yet your footprints were unseen.

20

You led your people like a flock

by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

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