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Daily Light's Evening Reading

The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.JAS. 5:11.

Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.—The Lord is gracious and full of compassion. He will ever be mindful of his covenant.

He that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.—As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: so the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.

His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.—The same yesterday, and today, and forever.

The very hairs of your head are all numbered. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. Fear ye not therefore.

Psa. 103:13. -Psa. 111:4,5.Psa. 121:3,4. -Deut. 32:11,12.Lam. 3:22,23.Matt. 14:14. -Heb. 13:8.Matt. 10:30,29,31.

Spurgeon's Evening Reading

“Thou crownest the year with thy goodness.”

Psalm 65:11

All the year round, every hour of every day, God is richly blessing us; both when we sleep and when we wake his mercy waits upon us. The sun may leave us a legacy of darkness, but our God never ceases to shine upon his children with beams of love. Like a river, his lovingkindness is always flowing, with a fulness inexhaustible as his own nature. Like the atmosphere which constantly surrounds the earth, and is always ready to support the life of man, the benevolence of God surrounds all his creatures; in it, as in their element, they live, and move, and have their being. Yet as the sun on summer days gladdens us with beams more warm and bright than at other times, and as rivers are at certain seasons swollen by the rain, and as the atmosphere itself is sometimes fraught with more fresh, more bracing, or more balmy influences than heretofore, so is it with the mercy of God; it hath its golden hours; its days of overflow, when the Lord magnifieth his grace before the sons of men. Amongst the blessings of the nether springs, the joyous days of harvest are a special season of excessive favour. It is the glory of autumn that the ripe gifts of providence are then abundantly bestowed; it is the mellow season of realization, whereas all before was but hope and expectation. Great is the joy of harvest. Happy are the reapers who fill their arms with the liberality of heaven. The Psalmist tells us that the harvest is the crowning of the year. Surely these crowning mercies call for crowning thanksgiving! Let us render it by the inward emotions of gratitude. Let our hearts be warmed; let our spirits remember, meditate, and think upon this goodness of the Lord. Then let us praise him with our lips, and laud and magnify his name from whose bounty all this goodness flows. Let us glorify God by yielding our gifts to his cause. A practical proof of our gratitude is a special thank-offering to the Lord of the harvest.

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Jeremiah 47

Jeremiah 47

47. Message About Philistines

Judgment on the Philistines

47

The word of the Lord that came to the prophet Jeremiah concerning the Philistines, before Pharaoh attacked Gaza:

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Thus says the Lord:

See, waters are rising out of the north

and shall become an overflowing torrent;

they shall overflow the land and all that fills it,

the city and those who live in it.

People shall cry out,

and all the inhabitants of the land shall wail.

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At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his stallions,

at the clatter of his chariots, at the rumbling of their wheels,

parents do not turn back for children,

so feeble are their hands,

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because of the day that is coming

to destroy all the Philistines,

to cut off from Tyre and Sidon

every helper that remains.

For the Lord is destroying the Philistines,

the remnant of the coastland of Caphtor.

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Baldness has come upon Gaza,

Ashkelon is silenced.

O remnant of their power!

How long will you gash yourselves?

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Ah, sword of the Lord!

How long until you are quiet?

Put yourself into your scabbard,

rest and be still!

7

How can it be quiet,

when the Lord has given it an order?

Against Ashkelon and against the seashore—

there he has appointed it.

 

New Testament in Four Years - 1 Peter 1:6-9

1 Peter 1:6-9

1. Praise to God for a Living Hope

6In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials,7so that the genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.8Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy,9for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

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.

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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.

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