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He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night.PSA. 105:39.

Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.—There shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain,

The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.—The Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: he took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

Psa. 103:13,14.Psa. 121:6. -Isa. 4:6.Psa. 121:5,8. -Exo. 13:21,22.Heb. 13:8.

Spurgeon's Evening Reading

“He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.”

Proverbs 16:20

Wisdom is man’s true strength; and, under its guidance, he best accomplishes the ends of his being. Wisely handling the matter of life gives to man the richest enjoyment, and presents the noblest occupation for his powers; hence by it he finds good in the fullest sense. Without wisdom, man is as the wild ass’s colt, running hither and thither, wasting strength which might be profitably employed. Wisdom is the compass by which man is to steer across the trackless waste of life; without it he is a derelict vessel, the sport of winds and waves. A man must be prudent in such a world as this, or he will find no good, but be betrayed into unnumbered ills. The pilgrim will sorely wound his feet among the briers of the wood of life if he does not pick his steps with the utmost caution. He who is in a wilderness infested with robber bands must handle matters wisely if he would journey safely. If, trained by the Great Teacher, we follow where he leads, we shall find good, even while in this dark abode; there are celestial fruits to be gathered this side of Eden’s bowers, and songs of paradise to be sung amid the groves of earth. But where shall this wisdom be found? Many have dreamed of it, but have not possessed it. Where shall we learn it? Let us listen to the voice of the Lord, for he hath declared the secret; he hath revealed to the sons of men wherein true wisdom lieth, and we have it in the text, “Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.” The true way to handle a matter wisely is to trust in the Lord. This is the sure clue to the most intricate labyrinths of life; follow it and find eternal bliss. He who trusts in the Lord has a diploma for wisdom granted by inspiration: happy is he now, and happier shall he be above. Lord, in this sweet eventide walk with me in the garden, and teach me the wisdom of faith.

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Isaiah 25

Isaiah 25

25. Praise to the Lord

Praise for Deliverance from Oppression

25

O Lord, you are my God;

I will exalt you, I will praise your name;

for you have done wonderful things,

plans formed of old, faithful and sure.

2

For you have made the city a heap,

the fortified city a ruin;

the palace of aliens is a city no more,

it will never be rebuilt.

3

Therefore strong peoples will glorify you;

cities of ruthless nations will fear you.

4

For you have been a refuge to the poor,

a refuge to the needy in their distress,

a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat.

When the blast of the ruthless was like a winter rainstorm,

5

the noise of aliens like heat in a dry place,

you subdued the heat with the shade of clouds;

the song of the ruthless was stilled.

 

6

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples

a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines,

of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.

7

And he will destroy on this mountain

the shroud that is cast over all peoples,

the sheet that is spread over all nations;

8

he will swallow up death forever.

Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces,

and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth,

for the Lord has spoken.

9

It will be said on that day,

Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us.

This is the Lord for whom we have waited;

let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

10

For the hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain.

 

The Moabites shall be trodden down in their place

as straw is trodden down in a dung-pit.

11

Though they spread out their hands in the midst of it,

as swimmers spread out their hands to swim,

their pride will be laid low despite the struggle of their hands.

12

The high fortifications of his walls will be brought down,

laid low, cast to the ground, even to the dust.

 

New Testament in Four Years - 2 Timothy 2:20-26

2 Timothy 2:20-26

2. A Workman Approved by God

20 In a large house there are utensils not only of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for special use, some for ordinary.21All who cleanse themselves of the things I have mentioned will become special utensils, dedicated and useful to the owner of the house, ready for every good work.22Shun youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.23Have nothing to do with stupid and senseless controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.24And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kindly to everyone, an apt teacher, patient,25correcting opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant that they will repent and come to know the truth,26and that they may escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.

Psalm a Day - Psalm 98

Psalm 98

98. Psalm 98

Psalm 98

Praise the Judge of the World

A Psalm.

1

O sing to the Lord a new song,

for he has done marvelous things.

His right hand and his holy arm

have gotten him victory.

2

The Lord has made known his victory;

he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.

3

He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness

to the house of Israel.

All the ends of the earth have seen

the victory of our God.

 

4

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;

break forth into joyous song and sing praises.

5

Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,

with the lyre and the sound of melody.

6

With trumpets and the sound of the horn

make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.

 

7

Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;

the world and those who live in it.

8

Let the floods clap their hands;

let the hills sing together for joy

9

at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming

to judge the earth.

He will judge the world with righteousness,

and the peoples with equity.

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