Meditate

with a daily devotion

Today «
» Permalink

Daily Light's Evening Reading

Raised up together in Christ Jesus.EPH. 2:6.

Fear not; . . . I am he that liveth.—Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am.

We are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.—He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead.—Ye are complete in him, which is the head.

Forasmuch . . . as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil: and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

This corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

Rev. 1:17,18. -John 17:24.Eph. 5:30. -Col. 1:18. -Col. 2:10.Heb. 2:14,15.I Cor. 15:53,54.

Spurgeon's Evening Reading

“Made perfect.”

Hebrews 12:23

Recollect that there are two kinds of perfection which the Christian needs—the perfection of justification in the person of Jesus, and the perfection of sanctification wrought in him by the Holy Spirit. At present, corruption yet remains even in the breasts of the regenerate—experience soon teaches us this. Within us are still lusts and evil imaginations. But I rejoice to know that the day is coming when God shall finish the work which he has begun; and he shall present my soul, not only perfect in Christ, but perfect through the Spirit, without spot or blemish, or any such thing. Can it be true that this poor sinful heart of mine is to become holy even as God is holy? Can it be that this spirit, which often cries, “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this sin and death?” shall get rid of sin and death—that I shall have no evil things to vex my ears, and no unholy thoughts to disturb my peace? Oh, happy hour! may it be hastened! When I cross the Jordan, the work of sanctification will be finished; but not till that moment shall I even claim perfection in myself. Then my spirit shall have its last baptism in the Holy Spirit’s fire. Methinks I long to die to receive that last and final purification which shall usher me into heaven. Not an angel more pure than I shall be, for I shall be able to say, in a double sense, “I am clean,” through Jesus’ blood, and through the Spirit’s work. Oh, how should we extol the power of the Holy Ghost in thus making us fit to stand before our Father in heaven! Yet let not the hope of perfection hereafter make us content with imperfection now. If it does this, our hope cannot be genuine; for a good hope is a purifying thing, even now. The work of grace must be abiding in us now or it cannot be perfected then. Let us pray to “be filled with the Spirit,” that we may bring forth increasingly the fruits of righteousness.

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Numbers 32

Numbers 32

32. The Transjordan Tribes

Conquest and Division of Transjordan

32

Now the Reubenites and the Gadites owned a very great number of cattle. When they saw that the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead was a good place for cattle,2the Gadites and the Reubenites came and spoke to Moses, to Eleazar the priest, and to the leaders of the congregation, saying,3“Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo, and Beon—4the land that the Lord subdued before the congregation of Israel—is a land for cattle; and your servants have cattle.”5They continued, “If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession; do not make us cross the Jordan.”

6 But Moses said to the Gadites and to the Reubenites, “Shall your brothers go to war while you sit here?7Why will you discourage the hearts of the Israelites from going over into the land that the Lord has given them?8Your fathers did this, when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land.9When they went up to the Wadi Eshcol and saw the land, they discouraged the hearts of the Israelites from going into the land that the Lord had given them.10The Lord’s anger was kindled on that day and he swore, saying,11‘Surely none of the people who came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land that I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, because they have not unreservedly followed me—12none except Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, for they have unreservedly followed the Lord.’13And the Lord’s anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness for forty years, until all the generation that had done evil in the sight of the Lord had disappeared.14And now you, a brood of sinners, have risen in place of your fathers, to increase the Lord’s fierce anger against Israel!15If you turn away from following him, he will again abandon them in the wilderness; and you will destroy all this people.”

16 Then they came up to him and said, “We will build sheepfolds here for our flocks, and towns for our little ones,17but we will take up arms as a vanguard before the Israelites, until we have brought them to their place. Meanwhile our little ones will stay in the fortified towns because of the inhabitants of the land.18We will not return to our homes until all the Israelites have obtained their inheritance.19We will not inherit with them on the other side of the Jordan and beyond, because our inheritance has come to us on this side of the Jordan to the east.”

20 So Moses said to them, “If you do this—if you take up arms to go before the Lord for the war,21and all those of you who bear arms cross the Jordan before the Lord, until he has driven out his enemies from before him22and the land is subdued before the Lord—then after that you may return and be free of obligation to the Lord and to Israel, and this land shall be your possession before the Lord.23But if you do not do this, you have sinned against the Lord; and be sure your sin will find you out.24Build towns for your little ones, and folds for your flocks; but do what you have promised.”

25 Then the Gadites and the Reubenites said to Moses, “Your servants will do as my lord commands.26Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our livestock shall remain there in the towns of Gilead;27but your servants will cross over, everyone armed for war, to do battle for the Lord, just as my lord orders.”

28 So Moses gave command concerning them to Eleazar the priest, to Joshua son of Nun, and to the heads of the ancestral houses of the Israelite tribes.29And Moses said to them, “If the Gadites and the Reubenites, everyone armed for battle before the Lord, will cross over the Jordan with you and the land shall be subdued before you, then you shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession;30but if they will not cross over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan.”31The Gadites and the Reubenites answered, “As the Lord has spoken to your servants, so we will do.32We will cross over armed before the Lord into the land of Canaan, but the possession of our inheritance shall remain with us on this side of the Jordan.”

33 Moses gave to them—to the Gadites and to the Reubenites and to the half-tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph—the kingdom of King Sihon of the Amorites and the kingdom of King Og of Bashan, the land and its towns, with the territories of the surrounding towns.34And the Gadites rebuilt Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,35Atroth-shophan, Jazer, Jogbehah,36Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran, fortified cities, and folds for sheep.37And the Reubenites rebuilt Heshbon, Elealeh, Kiriathaim,38Nebo, and Baal-meon (some names being changed), and Sibmah; and they gave names to the towns that they rebuilt.39The descendants of Machir son of Manasseh went to Gilead, captured it, and dispossessed the Amorites who were there;40so Moses gave Gilead to Machir son of Manasseh, and he settled there.41Jair son of Manasseh went and captured their villages, and renamed them Havvoth-jair.42And Nobah went and captured Kenath and its villages, and renamed it Nobah after himself.

New Testament in Four Years - Matthew 24:26-35

Matthew 24:26-35

24. Signs of the End of the Age

26So, if they say to you, ‘Look! He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look! He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.27For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.28Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

The Coming of the Son of Man

29 “Immediately after the suffering of those days

the sun will be darkened,

and the moon will not give its light;

the stars will fall from heaven,

and the powers of heaven will be shaken.

30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see ‘the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven’ with power and great glory.31And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

The Lesson of the Fig Tree

32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.33So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates.34Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place.35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Psalm a Day - Psalm 105:1-15

Psalm 105:1-15

105. Psalm 105

Psalm 105

God’s Faithfulness to Israel

1

O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name,

make known his deeds among the peoples.

2

Sing to him, sing praises to him;

tell of all his wonderful works.

3

Glory in his holy name;

let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

4

Seek the Lord and his strength;

seek his presence continually.

5

Remember the wonderful works he has done,

his miracles, and the judgments he has uttered,

6

O offspring of his servant Abraham,

children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

 

7

He is the Lord our God;

his judgments are in all the earth.

8

He is mindful of his covenant forever,

of the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,

9

the covenant that he made with Abraham,

his sworn promise to Isaac,

10

which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute,

to Israel as an everlasting covenant,

11

saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan

as your portion for an inheritance.”

 

12

When they were few in number,

of little account, and strangers in it,

13

wandering from nation to nation,

from one kingdom to another people,

14

he allowed no one to oppress them;

he rebuked kings on their account,

15

saying, “Do not touch my anointed ones;

do my prophets no harm.”

 

VIEWNAME is Meditate