Meditate

with a daily devotion

Today «
» Permalink

Daily Light's Evening Reading

Nicodemus . . . he that came to Jesus by night.JOHN 7:50.

Peter followed him afar off.—Among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.—The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.

Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.—A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench.—Faith as a grain of mustard seed.

God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord.—Little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.—Whosoever . . . shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

Matt. 26:58. -John 12:42,43. -Prov. 29:25.John 6:37. -Isa. 42:3. -Matt. 17:20.II Tim. 1:7,8. -I John 2:28. -Matt. 10:32.

Spurgeon's Evening Reading

“Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”

John 6:37

No limit is set to the duration of this promise. It does not merely say, “I will not cast out a sinner at his first coming,” but, “I will in no wise cast out.” The original reads, “I will not, not cast out,” or “I will never, never cast out.” The text means, that Christ will not at first reject a believer; and that as he will not do it at first, so he will not to the last.

But suppose the believer sins after coming? “If any man sin we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” But suppose that believers backslide? “I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.” But believers may fall under temptation! “God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” But the believer may fall into sin as David did! Yes, but he will “Purge them with hyssop, and they shall be clean; he will wash them and they shall be whiter than snow”; “From all their iniquities will I cleanse them.”

“Once in Christ, in Christ forever,

Nothing from his love can sever.”

“I give unto my sheep,” saith he, “eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” What sayest thou to this, O trembling feeble mind? Is not this a precious mercy, that coming to Christ, thou dost not come to One who will treat thee well for a little while, and then send thee about thy business, but he will receive thee and make thee his bride, and thou shalt be his forever? Receive no longer the spirit of bondage again to fear, but the spirit of adoption whereby thou shalt cry, Abba, Father! Oh! the grace of these words: “I will in no wise cast out.”

Old Testament Chapter a Day - 2 Samuel 9

2 Samuel 9

9. David and Mephibosheth

David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth

 9

David asked, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul to whom I may show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”2Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and he was summoned to David. The king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” And he said, “At your service!”3The king said, “Is there anyone remaining of the house of Saul to whom I may show the kindness of God?” Ziba said to the king, “There remains a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in his feet.”4The king said to him, “Where is he?” Ziba said to the king, “He is in the house of Machir son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar.”5Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar.6Mephibosheth son of Jonathan son of Saul came to David, and fell on his face and did obeisance. David said, “Mephibosheth!” He answered, “I am your servant.”7David said to him, “Do not be afraid, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan; I will restore to you all the land of your grandfather Saul, and you yourself shall eat at my table always.”8He did obeisance and said, “What is your servant, that you should look upon a dead dog such as I?”

9 Then the king summoned Saul’s servant Ziba, and said to him, “All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master’s grandson.10You and your sons and your servants shall till the land for him, and shall bring in the produce, so that your master’s grandson may have food to eat; but your master’s grandson Mephibosheth shall always eat at my table.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.11Then Ziba said to the king, “According to all that my lord the king commands his servant, so your servant will do.” Mephibosheth ate at David’s table, like one of the king’s sons.12Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Mica. And all who lived in Ziba’s house became Mephibosheth’s servants.13Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he always ate at the king’s table. Now he was lame in both his feet.

New Testament in Four Years - 1 Corinthians 1:13-17

1 Corinthians 1:13-17

1. Divisions in the Church

13Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?14I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius,15so that no one can say that you were baptized in my name.16(I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.)17For Christ did not send me to baptize but to proclaim the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its power.

Psalm a Day - Psalm 16

Psalm 16

16. Psalm 16

Psalm 16

Song of Trust and Security in God

A Miktam of David.

1

Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

2

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;

I have no good apart from you.”

 

3

As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble,

in whom is all my delight.

 

4

Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows;

their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out

or take their names upon my lips.

 

5

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;

you hold my lot.

6

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;

I have a goodly heritage.

 

7

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;

in the night also my heart instructs me.

8

I keep the Lord always before me;

because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

 

9

Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;

my body also rests secure.

10

For you do not give me up to Sheol,

or let your faithful one see the Pit.

 

11

You show me the path of life.

In your presence there is fullness of joy;

in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

VIEWNAME is Meditate