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Morning Meditations for October 14

Daily Light's Morning Reading

Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.ROM. 14:9.

It pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.—Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?—We thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: and that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

Let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.—Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, who by him do believe in God.

Isa. 53:10,11. -Luke. 24:26. -II Cor. 5:14,15.Acts. 2:36. -I Pet. 1:20,21.

Spurgeon's Morning Reading

“I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.”

Philippians 3:8

Spiritual knowledge of Christ will be a personal knowledge. I cannot know Jesus through another person’s acquaintance with him. No, I must know him myself; I must know him on my own account. It will be an intelligent knowledge—I must know him, not as the visionary dreams of him, but as the Word reveals him. I must know his natures, divine and human. I must know his offices—his attributes—his works—his shame—his glory. I must meditate upon him until I “comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge.” It will be an affectionate knowledge of him; indeed, if I know him at all, I must love him. An ounce of heart knowledge is worth a ton of head learning. Our knowledge of him will be a satisfying knowledge. When I know my Saviour, my mind will be full to the brim—I shall feel that I have that which my spirit panted after. “This is that bread whereof if a man eat he shall never hunger.” At the same time it will be an exciting knowledge; the more I know of my Beloved, the more I shall want to know. The higher I climb the loftier will be the summits which invite my eager footsteps. I shall want the more as I get the more. Like the miser’s treasure, my gold will make me covet more. To conclude; this knowledge of Christ Jesus will be a most happy one; in fact, so elevating, that sometimes it will completely bear me up above all trials, and doubts, and sorrows; and it will, while I enjoy it, make me something more than “Man that is born of woman, who is of few days, and full of trouble”; for it will fling about me the immortality of the ever living Saviour, and gird me with the golden girdle of his eternal joy. Come, my soul, sit at Jesus’s feet and learn of him all this day.

Old Testament Chapter a Day — Proverbs 23

Proverbs 23

23. Sayings of the Wise

1When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider well who is before thee; 2and put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. 3Be not desirous of his dainties; for they are deceitful food. 4Weary not thyself to become rich; cease from thine own intelligence: 5wilt thou set thine eyes upon it, it is gone; for indeed it maketh itself wings and it flieth away as an eagle towards the heavens. 6Eat thou not the food of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainties. 7For as he thinketh in his soul, so is he. Eat and drink! will he say unto thee; but his heart is not with thee. 8Thy morsel which thou hast eaten must thou vomit up, and thou wilt have wasted thy sweet words. 9Speak not in the ears of a foolish [man], for he will despise the wisdom of thy words. 10Remove not the ancient landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless: 11for their redeemer is mighty; he will plead their cause against thee. 12Apply thy heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. 13Withhold not correction from the child; for [if] thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die: 14thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from Sheol. 15My son, if thy heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine; 16and my reins shall exult, when thy lips speak right things. 17Let not thy heart envy sinners, but [be thou] in the fear of Jehovah all the day; 18for surely there is a result, and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 19Thou, my son, hear and be wise, and direct thy heart in the way. 20Be not among winebibbers, among riotous eaters of flesh. 21For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty; and drowsiness clotheth with rags. 22Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old. 23Buy the truth, and sell it not; wisdom, and instruction, and intelligence. 24The father of a righteous [man] shall greatly rejoice, and he that begetteth a wise [son] shall have joy of him: 25let thy father and thy mother have joy, and let her that bore thee rejoice. 26My son, give me thy heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways. 27For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. 28She also lieth in wait as a robber, and increaseth the treacherous among men. 29Who hath woe? Who hath sorrow? Who contentions? Who complaining? Who wounds without cause? Who redness of eyes? 30-- They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to try mixed wine. 31Look not upon the wine when it is red, when it sparkleth in the cup, and goeth down smoothly: 32at the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. 33Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thy heart shall speak froward things; 34and thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, and as he that lieth down upon the top of a mast: 35-- ``They have smitten me, [and] I am not sore; they have beaten me, [and] I knew it not. When shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.``

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New Testament in Four Years — Matthew 18:21-35

Matthew 18:21-35

21Then came Peter and said to him, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? until seven times? 22Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times; but, Until seventy times seven. 23Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, who would make a reckoning with his servants. 24And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, that owed him ten thousand talents. 25But forasmuch as he had not wherewith to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 27And the lord of that servant, being moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt. 28But that servant went out, and found one of his fellow-servants, who owed him a hundred shillings: and he laid hold on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay what thou owest. 29So his fellow-servant fell down and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee. 30And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay that which was due. 31So when his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were exceeding sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. 32Then his lord called him unto him, and saith to him, Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou besoughtest me: 33shouldest not thou also have had mercy on thy fellow-servant, even as I had mercy on thee? 34And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due. 35So shall also my heavenly Father do unto you, if ye forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.

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Psalm a Day — Psalm 85

Psalm 85

85. Psalm 85

1{To the chief Musician. Of the sons of Korah. A Psalm.} Thou hast been favourable, Jehovah, unto thy land; thou hast turned the captivity of Jacob: 2Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people; thou hast covered all their sin. Selah. 3Thou hast withdrawn all thy wrath; thou hast turned from the fierceness of thine anger. 4Bring us back, O God of our salvation, and cause thine indignation toward us to cease. 5Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger from generation to generation? 6Wilt thou not revive us again, that thy people may rejoice in thee? 7Shew us thy loving-kindness, O Jehovah, and grant us thy salvation. 8I will hear what God, Jehovah, will speak; for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his godly ones: but let them not turn again to folly. 9Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him, that glory may dwell in our land. 10Loving-kindness and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other: 11Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from the heavens. 12Jehovah also will give what is good, and our land shall yield its increase. 13Righteousness shall go before him, and shall set his footsteps on the way.

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