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How great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee!PSA. 31:19.

Since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.—Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit.—Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

Isa. 64:4. -I Cor. 2:9,10. -Psa. 16:11.Psa. 36:7-9.I Tim. 4:8.

Spurgeon's Morning Reading

“Forsake me not, O Lord.”

Psalm 38:21

Frequently we pray that God would not forsake us in the hour of trial and temptation, but we too much forget that we have need to use this prayer at all times. There is no moment of our life, however holy, in which we can do without his constant upholding. Whether in light or in darkness, in communion or in temptation, we alike need the prayer, “Forsake me not, O Lord.” “Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe.” A little child, while learning to walk, always needs the nurse’s aid. The ship left by the pilot drifts at once from her course. We cannot do without continued aid from above; let it then be your prayer today, “Forsake me not. Father, forsake not thy child, lest he fall by the hand of the enemy. Shepherd, forsake not thy lamb, lest he wander from the safety of the fold. Great Husbandman, forsake not thy plant, lest it wither and die. ‘Forsake me not, O Lord,’ now; and forsake me not at any moment of my life. Forsake me not in my joys, lest they absorb my heart. Forsake me not in my sorrows, lest I murmur against thee. Forsake me not in the day of my repentance, lest I lose the hope of pardon, and fall into despair; and forsake me not in the day of my strongest faith, lest faith degenerate into presumption. Forsake me not, for without thee I am weak, but with thee I am strong. Forsake me not, for my path is dangerous, and full of snares, and I cannot do without thy guidance. The hen forsakes not her brood; do thou then evermore cover me with thy feathers, and permit me under thy wings to find my refuge. ‘Be not far from me, O Lord, for trouble is near, for there is none to help.’ ‘Leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation!’”

“O ever in our cleansed breast,

Bid thine Eternal Spirit rest;

And make our secret soul to be

A temple pure and worthy thee.”

Old Testament Chapter a Day - Deuteronomy 6

Deuteronomy 6

6. Love the Lord

The Great Commandment

 6

Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the ordinances—that the Lord your God charged me to teach you to observe in the land that you are about to cross into and occupy,2so that you and your children and your children’s children may fear the Lord your God all the days of your life, and keep all his decrees and his commandments that I am commanding you, so that your days may be long.3Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe them diligently, so that it may go well with you, and so that you may multiply greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has promised you.

4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.5You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.6Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart.7Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.8Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead,9and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Caution against Disobedience

10 When the Lord your God has brought you into the land that he swore to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—a land with fine, large cities that you did not build,11houses filled with all sorts of goods that you did not fill, hewn cisterns that you did not hew, vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant—and when you have eaten your fill,12take care that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.13The Lord your God you shall fear; him you shall serve, and by his name alone you shall swear.14Do not follow other gods, any of the gods of the peoples who are all around you,15because the Lord your God, who is present with you, is a jealous God. The anger of the Lord your God would be kindled against you and he would destroy you from the face of the earth.

16 Do not put the Lord your God to the test, as you tested him at Massah.17You must diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and his decrees, and his statutes that he has commanded you.18Do what is right and good in the sight of the Lord, so that it may go well with you, and so that you may go in and occupy the good land that the Lord swore to your ancestors to give you,19thrusting out all your enemies from before you, as the Lord has promised.

20 When your children ask you in time to come, “What is the meaning of the decrees and the statutes and the ordinances that the Lord our God has commanded you?”21then you shall say to your children, “We were Pharaoh’s slaves in Egypt, but the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand.22The Lord displayed before our eyes great and awesome signs and wonders against Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his household.23He brought us out from there in order to bring us in, to give us the land that he promised on oath to our ancestors.24Then the Lord commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our lasting good, so as to keep us alive, as is now the case.25If we diligently observe this entire commandment before the Lord our God, as he has commanded us, we will be in the right.”

New Testament in Four Years - Matthew 26:26-30

Matthew 26:26-30

26. Plot Against Jesus

The Institution of the Lord’s Supper

26 While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”27Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you;28for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.29I tell you, I will never again drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

30 When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Psalm a Day - Psalm 109:1-15

Psalm 109:1-15

109. Psalm 109

Psalm 109

Prayer for Vindication and Vengeance

To the leader. Of David. A Psalm.

1

Do not be silent, O God of my praise.

2

For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me,

speaking against me with lying tongues.

3

They beset me with words of hate,

and attack me without cause.

4

In return for my love they accuse me,

even while I make prayer for them.

5

So they reward me evil for good,

and hatred for my love.

 

6

They say, “Appoint a wicked man against him;

let an accuser stand on his right.

7

When he is tried, let him be found guilty;

let his prayer be counted as sin.

8

May his days be few;

may another seize his position.

9

May his children be orphans,

and his wife a widow.

10

May his children wander about and beg;

may they be driven out of the ruins they inhabit.

11

May the creditor seize all that he has;

may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil.

12

May there be no one to do him a kindness,

nor anyone to pity his orphaned children.

13

May his posterity be cut off;

may his name be blotted out in the second generation.

14

May the iniquity of his father be remembered before the Lord,

and do not let the sin of his mother be blotted out.

15

Let them be before the Lord continually,

and may his memory be cut off from the earth.

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