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Evening Meditations for October 9

Daily Light's Evening Reading

The words of the Lord are pure words.PSA. 12:6.

Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.—The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.—Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.—Brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.—As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow thereby.

We are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.—Nor handling the word of God deceitfully.

Psa. 119:140. -Psa. 19:8. -Prov. 30:5,6.Psa. 119:11,15. -Phi. 4:8. -I Pet. 2:2.II Cor. 2:17. -II Cor. 4:2.

Spurgeon's Evening Reading

“But he answered her not a word.”

Matthew 15:23

Genuine seekers who as yet have not obtained the blessing, may take comfort from the story before us. The Saviour did not at once bestow the blessing, even though the woman had great faith in him. He intended to give it, but he waited awhile. “He answered her not a word.” Were not her prayers good? Never better in the world. Was not her case needy? Sorrowfully needy. Did she not feel her need sufficiently? She felt it overwhelmingly. Was she not earnest enough? She was intensely so. Had she no faith? She had such a high degree of it that even Jesus wondered, and said, “O woman, great is thy faith.” See then, although it is true that faith brings peace, yet it does not always bring it instantaneously. There may be certain reasons calling for the trial of faith, rather than the reward of faith. Genuine faith may be in the soul like a hidden seed, but as yet it may not have budded and blossomed into joy and peace. A painful silence from the Saviour is the grievous trial of many a seeking soul, but heavier still is the affliction of a harsh cutting reply such as this, “It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.” Many in waiting upon the Lord find immediate delight, but this is not the case with all. Some, like the jailer, are in a moment turned from darkness to light, but others are plants of slower growth. A deeper sense of sin may be given to you instead of a sense of pardon, and in such a case you will have need of patience to bear the heavy blow. Ah! poor heart, though Christ beat and bruise thee, or even slay thee, trust him; though he should give thee an angry word, believe in the love of his heart. Do not, I beseech thee, give up seeking or trusting my Master, because thou hast not yet obtained the conscious joy which thou longest for. Cast thyself on him, and perseveringly depend even where thou canst not rejoicingly hope.

Old Testament Chapter a Day — Job 11

Job 11

11. Jophar Speaks

1 יתמענה רפצ ןעיו
2 הנעי אל םירבד ברה
םיתפש שיא־םאו
3 ושירחי םיתמ ךידב
׃םלכמ ןיאו געלתו
4 רבו יחקל ךז רמאתו
׃ךיניעב יתייה
5 הולא ןתי־ימ םלואו
ויתפש חתפיו רבד
6 תומלעת ךל־דגיו
םילפכ־יכ המכח
השי־יכ עדו הישותל
׃ךנועמ הולא ךל
7 םא אצמת הולא רקחה
ידש תילכת־דע
8 לעפת־המ םימש יהבג
לואשמ הקמע
9 הדמ ץראמ הכרא
׃םי־ינמ הבחרו
10 ריגסיו ףלחי־םא
ימו ליהקיו
11 עדי אוה־יכ
ןוא־אריו אוש־יתמ
׃ןנובתי אלו
12 בבלי בובנ שיאו
םדא ארפ ריעו
13 ךבל תוניכה התא־םא
׃ךפכ וילא תשרפו
14 ךדיב ןוא־םא
ןכשת־לאו והקיחרה
׃הלוע ךילהאב
15 ךינפ אשת זא־יכ
קצמ תייהו םוממ
׃ארית אלו
16 חכשת למע התא־יכ
׃רכזת ורבע םימכ
17 דלח םוקי םירהצמו
׃היהת רקבכ הפעת
18 הוקת שי־יכ תחטבו
׃בכשת חטבל תרפחו
19 דירחמ ןיאו תצברו
׃םיבר ךינפ ולחו
20 םיעשר יניעו
דבא סונמו הנילכת
םתוקתו םהנמ

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New Testament in Four Years — Romans 12:3-5

Romans 12:3-5

3For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think as to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to each man a measure of faith. 4For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members have not the same office: 5so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and severally members one of another.

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Psalm a Day — Psalm 79

Psalm 79

79. Psalm 79

1 םיהלא ףסאל רומזמ
ךתלחנב םיוג ואב
ךשדק לכיה־תא ואמט
םלשורי ־תא ומש
2 תלבנ־תא ונתנ
ףועל לכאמ ךידבע
ךידיסח רשב םימשה
3 םימכ םמד וכפש
םלשורי תוביבס
׃רבוק ןיאו
4 הפרח ונייה
סלקו געל ונינכשל
5 ףנאת הוהי המ־דע
שא־ומכ רעבת חצנל
6 םיוגה־לא ךתמח ךפש
לעו ךועדי־אל רשא
ךמשב רשא תוכלממ
׃וארק אל
7 בקעי־תא לכא יכ
׃ומשה והונ־תאו
8 תנוע ונל־רכזת־לא
רהמ םינשאר
יכ ךימחר ונומדקי
׃דאמ ונולד
9 ונעשי יהלא ונרזע
ךמש־דובכ רבד־לע
רפכו ונליצהו
ןעמל וניתאטח־לע
10 םיוגה ורמאי המל
עדוי םהיהלא היא
וניניעל םייגב
ךידבע־םד תמקנ
11 תקנא ךינפל אובת
ךעורז לדגכ ריסא
׃התומת ינב רתוה
12 ונינכשל בשהו
םקיח־לא םיתעבש
ךופרח רשא םתפרח
13 ןאצו ךמע ונחנאו
ךל הדונ ךתיערמ
רדו רדל םלועל
׃ךתלהת רפסנ

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