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Daily Light's Evening Reading

My kingdom is not of this world.JOHN 18:36.

This man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his enemies may be made his footstool.—Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

He must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.—He raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.—He shall shew who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.

Heb. 10:12,13. -Matt. 26:64.I Cor. 15:25.I Cor. 15:57. -Eph. 1:20-23. -I Tim. 6:15.

Spurgeon's Evening Reading

“Get thee up into the high mountain.”

Isaiah 40:9

Each believer should be thirsting for God, for the living God, and longing to climb the hill of the Lord, and see him face to face. We ought not to rest content in the mists of the valley when the summit of Tabor awaits us. My soul thirsteth to drink deep of the cup which is reserved for those who reach the mountain’s brow, and bathe their brows in heaven. How pure are the dews of the hills, how fresh is the mountain air, how rich the fare of the dwellers aloft, whose windows look into the New Jerusalem! Many saints are content to live like men in coal mines, who see not the sun; they eat dust like the serpent when they might taste the ambrosial meat of angels; they are content to wear the miner’s garb when they might put on king’s robes; tears mar their faces when they might anoint them with celestial oil. Satisfied I am that many a believer pines in a dungeon when he might walk on the palace roof, and view the goodly land and Lebanon. Rouse thee, O believer, from thy low condition! Cast away thy sloth, thy lethargy, thy coldness, or whatever interferes with thy chaste and pure love to Christ, thy soul’s Husband. Make him the source, the centre, and the circumference of all thy soul’s range of delight. What enchants thee into such folly as to remain in a pit when thou mayst sit on a throne? Live not in the lowlands of bondage now that mountain liberty is conferred upon thee. Rest no longer satisfied with thy dwarfish attainments, but press forward to things more sublime and heavenly. Aspire to a higher, a nobler, a fuller life. Upward to heaven! Nearer to God!

“When wilt thou come unto me, Lord?

Oh come, my Lord most dear!

Come near, come nearer, nearer still,

I'm blest when thou art near.”

Old Testament Chapter a Day - 1 Chronicles 3

1 Chronicles 3

3. Sons of David

Descendants of David and Solomon

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These are the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: the firstborn Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelite; the second Daniel, by Abigail the Carmelite;2the third Absalom, son of Maacah, daughter of King Talmai of Geshur; the fourth Adonijah, son of Haggith;3the fifth Shephatiah, by Abital; the sixth Ithream, by his wife Eglah;4six were born to him in Hebron, where he reigned for seven years and six months. And he reigned thirty-three years in Jerusalem.5These were born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon, four by Bath-shua, daughter of Ammiel;6then Ibhar, Elishama, Eliphelet,7Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,8Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine.9All these were David’s sons, besides the sons of the concubines; and Tamar was their sister.

10 The descendants of Solomon: Rehoboam, Abijah his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son,11Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son,12Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son,13Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son,14Amon his son, Josiah his son.15The sons of Josiah: Johanan the firstborn, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.16The descendants of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son;17and the sons of Jeconiah, the captive: Shealtiel his son,18Malchiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah;19The sons of Pedaiah: Zerubbabel and Shimei; and the sons of Zerubbabel: Meshullam and Hananiah, and Shelomith was their sister;20and Hashubah, Ohel, Berechiah, Hasadiah, and Jushab-hesed, five.21The sons of Hananiah: Pelatiah and Jeshaiah, his son Rephaiah, his son Arnan, his son Obadiah, his son Shecaniah.22The son of Shecaniah: Shemaiah. And the sons of Shemaiah: Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat, six.23The sons of Neariah: Elioenai, Hizkiah, and Azrikam, three.24The sons of Elioenai: Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah, and Anani, seven.

New Testament in Four Years - Luke 9:18-21

Luke 9:18-21

9. Miracles and Transfiguration

Peter’s Declaration about Jesus

18 Once when Jesus was praying alone, with only the disciples near him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”19They answered, “John the Baptist; but others, Elijah; and still others, that one of the ancient prophets has arisen.”20He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “The Messiah of God.”

Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

21 He sternly ordered and commanded them not to tell anyone,

Psalm a Day - Psalm 108

Psalm 108

108. Psalm 108

Psalm 108

Praise and Prayer for Victory

A Song. A Psalm of David.

1

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;

I will sing and make melody.

Awake, my soul!

2

Awake, O harp and lyre!

I will awake the dawn.

3

I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples,

and I will sing praises to you among the nations.

4

For your steadfast love is higher than the heavens,

and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

 

5

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens,

and let your glory be over all the earth.

6

Give victory with your right hand, and answer me,

so that those whom you love may be rescued.

 

7

God has promised in his sanctuary:

“With exultation I will divide up Shechem,

and portion out the Vale of Succoth.

8

Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine;

Ephraim is my helmet;

Judah is my scepter.

9

Moab is my washbasin;

on Edom I hurl my shoe;

over Philistia I shout in triumph.”

 

10

Who will bring me to the fortified city?

Who will lead me to Edom?

11

Have you not rejected us, O God?

You do not go out, O God, with our armies.

12

O grant us help against the foe,

for human help is worthless.

13

With God we shall do valiantly;

it is he who will tread down our foes.

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