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Daily Light's Morning Reading

Where shall wisdom be found?JOB 28:12.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.—Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.—The only wise God.—Be not wise in thine own eyes.

Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.

Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.—All things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Jas. 1:5,6. -Prov. 3:5,6. -I Tim. 1:17. -Prov. 3:7.Jer. 1:6-8.John 16:23,24. -Matt. 21:22.

Spurgeon's Morning Reading

“I have much people in this city.”

Acts 18:10

This should be a great encouragement to try to do good, since God has among the vilest of the vile, the most reprobate, the most debauched and drunken, an elect people who must be saved. When you take the Word to them, you do so because God has ordained you to be the messenger of life to their souls, and they must receive it, for so the decree of predestination runs. They are as much redeemed by blood as the saints before the eternal throne. They are Christ’s property, and yet perhaps they are lovers of the ale-house, and haters of holiness; but if Jesus Christ purchased them he will have them. God is not unfaithful to forget the price which his Son has paid. He will not suffer his substitution to be in any case an ineffectual, dead thing. Tens of thousands of redeemed ones are not regenerated yet, but regenerated they must be; and this is our comfort when we go forth to them with the quickening Word of God.

Nay, more, these ungodly ones are prayed for by Christ before the throne. “Neither pray I for these alone,” saith the great Intercessor, “but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.” Poor, ignorant souls, they know nothing about prayer for themselves, but Jesus prays for them. Their names are on his breastplate, and ere long they must bow their stubborn knee, breathing the penitential sigh before the throne of grace. “The time of figs is not yet.” The predestinated moment has not struck; but, when it comes, they shall obey, for God will have his own; they must, for the Spirit is not to be withstood when he cometh forth with fulness of power—they must become the willing servants of the living God. “My people shall be willing in the day of my power.” “He shall justify many.” “He shall see of the travail of his soul.” “I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong.”

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Zechariah 6

Zechariah 6

6. Four Chariots

Eighth Vision: Four Chariots

 6

And again I looked up and saw four chariots coming out from between two mountains—mountains of bronze.2The first chariot had red horses, the second chariot black horses,3the third chariot white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled gray horses.4Then I said to the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?”5The angel answered me, “These are the four winds of heaven going out, after presenting themselves before the Lord of all the earth.6The chariot with the black horses goes toward the north country, the white ones go toward the west country, and the dappled ones go toward the south country.”7When the steeds came out, they were impatient to get off and patrol the earth. And he said, “Go, patrol the earth.” So they patrolled the earth.8Then he cried out to me, “Lo, those who go toward the north country have set my spirit at rest in the north country.”

The Coronation of the Branch

9 The word of the Lord came to me:10Collect silver and gold from the exiles—from Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah—who have arrived from Babylon; and go the same day to the house of Josiah son of Zephaniah.11Take the silver and gold and make a crown, and set it on the head of the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak;12say to him: Thus says the Lord of hosts: Here is a man whose name is Branch: for he shall branch out in his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord.13It is he that shall build the temple of the Lord; he shall bear royal honor, and shall sit upon his throne and rule. There shall be a priest by his throne, with peaceful understanding between the two of them.14And the crown shall be in the care of Heldai, Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Josiah son of Zephaniah, as a memorial in the temple of the Lord.

15 Those who are far off shall come and help to build the temple of the Lord; and you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you. This will happen if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God.

Psalm a Day - Psalm 118:15-29

Psalm 118:15-29

118. Psalm 118

15

There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous:

“The right hand of the Lord does valiantly;

16

the right hand of the Lord is exalted;

the right hand of the Lord does valiantly.”

17

I shall not die, but I shall live,

and recount the deeds of the Lord.

18

The Lord has punished me severely,

but he did not give me over to death.

 

19

Open to me the gates of righteousness,

that I may enter through them

and give thanks to the Lord.

 

20

This is the gate of the Lord;

the righteous shall enter through it.

 

21

I thank you that you have answered me

and have become my salvation.

22

The stone that the builders rejected

has become the chief cornerstone.

23

This is the Lord’s doing;

it is marvelous in our eyes.

24

This is the day that the Lord has made;

let us rejoice and be glad in it.

25

Save us, we beseech you, O Lord!

O Lord, we beseech you, give us success!

 

26

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.

We bless you from the house of the Lord.

27

The Lord is God,

and he has given us light.

Bind the festal procession with branches,

up to the horns of the altar.

 

28

You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;

you are my God, I will extol you.

 

29

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

for his steadfast love endures forever.

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