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Daily Light's Morning Reading

Abide in me, and I in you.JOHN 15:4.

I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.—If Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.—If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard.

Little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.—He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

Gal. 2:20.Rom. 7:18,24,25. -Rom. 8:10. -Col. 1:23.I John 2:28. -I John 2:6.

Spurgeon's Morning Reading

“Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”

Revelation 22:17

Jesus says, “take freely.” He wants no payment or preparation. He seeks no recommendation from our virtuous emotions. If you have no good feelings, if you be but willing, you are invited; therefore come! You have no belief and no repentance,—come to him, and he will give them to you. Come just as you are, and take “Freely,” without money and without price. He gives himself to needy ones. The drinking fountains at the corners of our streets are valuable institutions; and we can hardly imagine any one so foolish as to feel for his purse, when he stands before one of them, and to cry, “I cannot drink because I have not five pounds in my pocket.” However poor the man is, there is the fountain, and just as he is he may drink of it. Thirsty passengers, as they go by, whether they are dressed in fustian or in broadcloth, do not look for any warrant for drinking; its being there is their warrant for taking its water freely. The liberality of some good friends has put the refreshing crystal there and we take it, and ask no questions. Perhaps the only persons who need go thirsty through the street where there is a drinking fountain, are the fine ladies and gentlemen who are in their carriages. They are very thirsty, but cannot think of being so vulgar as to get out to drink. It would demean them, they think, to drink at a common drinking fountain: so they ride by with parched lips. Oh, how many there are who are rich in their own good works and cannot therefore come to Christ! “I will not be saved,” they say, “in the same way as the harlot or the swearer.” What! go to heaven in the same way as a chimney sweep. Is there no pathway to glory but the path which led the thief there? I will not be saved that way. Such proud boasters must remain without the living water; but, “Whosoever will, let him TAKE THE WATER OF LIFE FREELY.”

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Isaiah 64

Isaiah 64

64. Praise and Prayer

64

O that you would tear open the heavens and come down,

so that the mountains would quake at your presence—

2

as when fire kindles brushwood

and the fire causes water to boil—

to make your name known to your adversaries,

so that the nations might tremble at your presence!

3

When you did awesome deeds that we did not expect,

you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.

4

From ages past no one has heard,

no ear has perceived,

no eye has seen any God besides you,

who works for those who wait for him.

5

You meet those who gladly do right,

those who remember you in your ways.

But you were angry, and we sinned;

because you hid yourself we transgressed.

6

We have all become like one who is unclean,

and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy cloth.

We all fade like a leaf,

and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

7

There is no one who calls on your name,

or attempts to take hold of you;

for you have hidden your face from us,

and have delivered us into the hand of our iniquity.

8

Yet, O Lord, you are our Father;

we are the clay, and you are our potter;

we are all the work of your hand.

9

Do not be exceedingly angry, O Lord,

and do not remember iniquity forever.

Now consider, we are all your people.

10

Your holy cities have become a wilderness,

Zion has become a wilderness,

Jerusalem a desolation.

11

Our holy and beautiful house,

where our ancestors praised you,

has been burned by fire,

and all our pleasant places have become ruins.

12

After all this, will you restrain yourself, O Lord?

Will you keep silent, and punish us so severely?

 

New Testament in Four Years - Hebrews 7:11-17

Hebrews 7:11-17

7. Melchizedek the Priest

Another Priest, Like Melchizedek

11 Now if perfection had been attainable through the levitical priesthood—for the people received the law under this priesthood—what further need would there have been to speak of another priest arising according to the order of Melchizedek, rather than one according to the order of Aaron?12For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is necessarily a change in the law as well.13Now the one of whom these things are spoken belonged to another tribe, from which no one has ever served at the altar.14For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, and in connection with that tribe Moses said nothing about priests.

15 It is even more obvious when another priest arises, resembling Melchizedek,16one who has become a priest, not through a legal requirement concerning physical descent, but through the power of an indestructible life.17For it is attested of him,

“You are a priest forever,

according to the order of Melchizedek.”

Psalm a Day - Psalm 119:129-144

Psalm 119:129-144

119. Psalm 119

129

Your decrees are wonderful;

therefore my soul keeps them.

130

The unfolding of your words gives light;

it imparts understanding to the simple.

131

With open mouth I pant,

because I long for your commandments.

132

Turn to me and be gracious to me,

as is your custom toward those who love your name.

133

Keep my steps steady according to your promise,

and never let iniquity have dominion over me.

134

Redeem me from human oppression,

that I may keep your precepts.

135

Make your face shine upon your servant,

and teach me your statutes.

136

My eyes shed streams of tears

because your law is not kept.

 

137

You are righteous, O Lord,

and your judgments are right.

138

You have appointed your decrees in righteousness

and in all faithfulness.

139

My zeal consumes me

because my foes forget your words.

140

Your promise is well tried,

and your servant loves it.

141

I am small and despised,

yet I do not forget your precepts.

142

Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,

and your law is the truth.

143

Trouble and anguish have come upon me,

but your commandments are my delight.

144

Your decrees are righteous forever;

give me understanding that I may live.

 

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