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Daily Light's Morning Reading

The Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand.GEN. 39:3.

Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.—Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.—Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall he added unto you.

As long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper.—Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: and thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.

Is not the Lord your God with you? and hath he not given you rest on every side?

Psa. 128:1,2.Psa. 37:3,4. -Josh. 1:9.Matt. 6:33.II Chr. 26:5. -Deut. 8:11,17.I Chr. 22:18.

Spurgeon's Morning Reading

“There fell down many slain, because the war was of God.”

1 Chronicles 5:22

Warrior, fighting under the banner of the Lord Jesus, observe this verse with holy joy, for as it was in the days of old so is it now, if the war be of God the victory is sure. The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh could barely muster five and forty thousand fighting men, and yet in their war with the Hagarites, they slew “men, an hundred thousand,” “for they cried to God in the battle, and he was entreated of them, because they put their trust in him.” The Lord saveth not by many nor by few; it is ours to go forth in Jehovah’s name if we be but a handful of men, for the Lord of Hosts is with us for our Captain. They did not neglect buckler, and sword, and bow, neither did they place their trust in these weapons; we must use all fitting means, but our confidence must rest in the Lord alone, for he is the sword and the shield of his people. The great reason of their extraordinary success lay in the fact that “the war was of God.” Beloved, in fighting with sin without and within, with error doctrinal or practical, with spiritual wickedness in high places or low places, with devils and the devil’s allies, you are waging Jehovah’s war, and unless he himself can be worsted, you need not fear defeat. Quail not before superior numbers, shrink not from difficulties or impossibilities, flinch not at wounds or death, smite with the two-edged sword of the Spirit, and the slain shall lie in heaps. The battle is the Lord’s and he will deliver his enemies into our hands. With steadfast foot, strong hand, dauntless heart, and flaming zeal, rush to the conflict, and the hosts of evil shall fly like chaff before the gale.

Stand up! stand up for Jesus!

The strife will not be long;

This day the noise of battle,

The next the victor’s song:

To him that overcometh,

A crown of life shall be;

He with the King of glory

Shall reign eternally.

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Isaiah 59

Isaiah 59

59. Sin, Confession and Redemption

Injustice and Oppression to Be Punished

59

See, the Lord’s hand is not too short to save,

nor his ear too dull to hear.

2

Rather, your iniquities have been barriers

between you and your God,

and your sins have hidden his face from you

so that he does not hear.

3

For your hands are defiled with blood,

and your fingers with iniquity;

your lips have spoken lies,

your tongue mutters wickedness.

4

No one brings suit justly,

no one goes to law honestly;

they rely on empty pleas, they speak lies,

conceiving mischief and begetting iniquity.

5

They hatch adders’ eggs,

and weave the spider’s web;

whoever eats their eggs dies,

and the crushed egg hatches out a viper.

6

Their webs cannot serve as clothing;

they cannot cover themselves with what they make.

Their works are works of iniquity,

and deeds of violence are in their hands.

7

Their feet run to evil,

and they rush to shed innocent blood;

their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity,

desolation and destruction are in their highways.

8

The way of peace they do not know,

and there is no justice in their paths.

Their roads they have made crooked;

no one who walks in them knows peace.

 

9

Therefore justice is far from us,

and righteousness does not reach us;

we wait for light, and lo! there is darkness;

and for brightness, but we walk in gloom.

10

We grope like the blind along a wall,

groping like those who have no eyes;

we stumble at noon as in the twilight,

among the vigorous as though we were dead.

11

We all growl like bears;

like doves we moan mournfully.

We wait for justice, but there is none;

for salvation, but it is far from us.

12

For our transgressions before you are many,

and our sins testify against us.

Our transgressions indeed are with us,

and we know our iniquities:

13

transgressing, and denying the Lord,

and turning away from following our God,

talking oppression and revolt,

conceiving lying words and uttering them from the heart.

14

Justice is turned back,

and righteousness stands at a distance;

for truth stumbles in the public square,

and uprightness cannot enter.

15

Truth is lacking,

and whoever turns from evil is despoiled.

 

The Lord saw it, and it displeased him

that there was no justice.

16

He saw that there was no one,

and was appalled that there was no one to intervene;

so his own arm brought him victory,

and his righteousness upheld him.

17

He put on righteousness like a breastplate,

and a helmet of salvation on his head;

he put on garments of vengeance for clothing,

and wrapped himself in fury as in a mantle.

18

According to their deeds, so will he repay;

wrath to his adversaries, requital to his enemies;

to the coastlands he will render requital.

19

So those in the west shall fear the name of the Lord,

and those in the east, his glory;

for he will come like a pent-up stream

that the wind of the Lord drives on.

 

20

And he will come to Zion as Redeemer,

to those in Jacob who turn from transgression, says the Lord.

21 And as for me, this is my covenant with them, says the Lord: my spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouths of your children, or out of the mouths of your children’s children, says the Lord, from now on and forever.

 

New Testament in Four Years - Hebrews 5:11-14

Hebrews 5:11-14

5. Jesus the Great High Priest

Warning against Falling Away

11 About this we have much to say that is hard to explain, since you have become dull in understanding.12For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic elements of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food;13for everyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is unskilled in the word of righteousness.14But solid food is for the mature, for those whose faculties have been trained by practice to distinguish good from evil.

Psalm a Day - Psalm 119:49-64

Psalm 119:49-64

119. Psalm 119

49

Remember your word to your servant,

in which you have made me hope.

50

This is my comfort in my distress,

that your promise gives me life.

51

The arrogant utterly deride me,

but I do not turn away from your law.

52

When I think of your ordinances from of old,

I take comfort, O Lord.

53

Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked,

those who forsake your law.

54

Your statutes have been my songs

wherever I make my home.

55

I remember your name in the night, O Lord,

and keep your law.

56

This blessing has fallen to me,

for I have kept your precepts.

 

57

The Lord is my portion;

I promise to keep your words.

58

I implore your favor with all my heart;

be gracious to me according to your promise.

59

When I think of your ways,

I turn my feet to your decrees;

60

I hurry and do not delay

to keep your commandments.

61

Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me,

I do not forget your law.

62

At midnight I rise to praise you,

because of your righteous ordinances.

63

I am a companion of all who fear you,

of those who keep your precepts.

64

The earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love;

teach me your statutes.

 

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