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Morning Meditations for November 19

Daily Light's Morning Reading

By their fruits ye shall know them.MATT. 7:20.

Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.—Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.—Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.—A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it?

I John 3:7. -Jas. 3:11-13. -I Pet. 2:12.Matt. 12:33. -Matt. 12:35.Isa. 5:4.

Spurgeon's Morning Reading

“Avoid foolish questions.”

Titus 3:9

Our days are few, and are far better spent in doing good, than in disputing over matters which are, at best, of minor importance. The old schoolmen did a world of mischief by their incessant discussion of subjects of no practical importance; and our Churches suffer much from petty wars over abstruse points and unimportant questions. After everything has been said that can be said, neither party is any the wiser, and therefore the discussion no more promotes knowledge than love, and it is foolish to sow in so barren a field. Questions upon points wherein Scripture is silent; upon mysteries which belong to God alone; upon prophecies of doubtful interpretation; and upon mere modes of observing human ceremonials, are all foolish, and wise men avoid them. Our business is neither to ask nor answer foolish questions, but to avoid them altogether; and if we observe the apostle’s precept (Titus 3:8) to be careful to maintain good works, we shall find ourselves far too much occupied with profitable business to take much interest in unworthy, contentious, and needless strivings.

There are, however, some questions which are the reverse of foolish, which we must not avoid, but fairly and honestly meet, such as these: Do I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ? Am I renewed in the spirit of my mind? Am I walking not after the flesh, but after the Spirit? Am I growing in grace? Does my conversation adorn the doctrine of God my Saviour? Am I looking for the coming of the Lord, and watching as a servant should do who expects his master? What more can I do for Jesus? Such enquiries as these urgently demand our attention; and if we have been at all given to cavilling, let us now turn our critical abilities to a service so much more profitable. Let us be peace-makers, and endeavour to lead others both by our precept and example, to “avoid foolish questions.”

Old Testament Chapter a Day — Proverbs 10

Proverbs 10

10. Proverbs of Solomon

1 םכח ןב המלש ילשמ
ליסכ ןבו בא־חמשי
׃ומא תגות
2 תורצוא וליעוי־אל
ליצת הקדצו עשר
3 שפנ הוהי ביערי־אל
םיעשר תוהו קידצ
4 הימר־ףכ השע שאר
׃רישעת םיצורח דיו
5 ליכשמ ןב ץיקב רגא
ןב ריצקב םדרנ
6 קידצ שארל תוכרב
הסכי םיעשר יפו
7 הכרבל קידצ רכז
׃בקרי םיעשר םשו
8 תוצמ חקי בל־םכח
׃טבלי םיתפש ליואו
9 חטב ךלי םתב ךלוה
׃עדוי ויכרד שקעמו
10 תבצע ןתי ןיע ץרק
׃טבלי םיתפש ליואו
11 קידצ יפ םייח רוקמ
הסכי םיעשר יפו
12 םינדמ ררועת האנש
הסכת םיעשפ־לכ לעו
13 אצמת ןובנ יתפשב
וגל טבשו המכח
14 תעד־ונפצי םימכח
התחמ ליוא־יפו
15 וזע תירק רישע ןוה
׃םשיר םילד תתחמ
16 םייחל קידצ תלעפ
׃תאטחל עשר תאובת
17 רמוש םייחל חרא
תחכות בזועו רסומ
18 האנש הסכמ
אצומו רקש־יתפש
׃ליסכ אוה הבד
19 אל םירבד ברב
ךשחו עשפ־לדחי
׃ליכשמ ויתפש
20 ןושל רחבנ ףסכ
םיעשר בל קידצ
21 וערי קידצ יתפש
םיליואו םיבר
׃ותומי בל־רסחב
22 איה הוהי תכרב
ףסוי־אלו רישעת
׃המע בצע
23 תושע ליסכל קוחשכ
שיאל המכחו המז
24 איה עשר תרוגמ
תואתו ונאובת
׃ןתי םיקידצ
25 ןיאו הפוס רובעכ
דוסי קידצו עשר
26 ןשעכו םינשל ץמחכ
לצעה ןכ םיניעל
27 ףיסות הוהי תארי
םיעשר תונשו םימי
28 החמש םיקידצ תלחות
׃דבאת םיעשר תוקתו
29 הוהי ךרד םתל זועמ
׃ןוא ילעפל התחמו
30 םלועל קידצ
אל םיעשרו טומי־לב
31 המכח בוני קידצ־יפ
תוכפהת ןושלו
32 ןועדי קידצ יתפש
םיעשר יפו ןוצר

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New Testament in Four Years — 1 Corinthians 5:1-5

1 Corinthians 5:1-5

5. Expel the Immoral Brother

1It is actually reported that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not even among the Gentiles, that one of you hath his father's wife. 2And ye are puffed up, and did not rather mourn, that he that had done this deed might be taken away from among you. 3For I verily, being absent in body but present in spirit, have already as though I were present judged him that hath so wrought this thing, 4in the name of our Lord Jesus, ye being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5to deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

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Psalm a Day — Psalm 110

Psalm 110

110. Psalm 110

1 םאנ רומזמ דודל
בש ינדאל הוהי
תישא־דע ינימיל
׃ךילגרל םדה ךיביא
2 הוהי חלשי ךזע־הטמ
ברקב הדר ןויצמ
3 םויב תבדנ ךמע
שדק־ירדהב ךליח
לט ךל רחשמ םחרמ
4 אלו הוהי עבשנ
ןהכ־התא םחני
יתרבד־לע םלועל
5 ץחמ ךנימי־לע ינדא
׃םיכלמ ופא־םויב
6 אלמ םיוגב ןידי
שאר ץחמ תויוג
׃הבר ץרא־לע
7 התשי ךרדב לחנמ
׃שאר םירי ןכ־לע

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