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Daily Light's Morning Reading

My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.LUKE 8:21.

Both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren: saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.—In Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.—Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.—Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.—My meat is to do the will of him that sent me.

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.—Whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected; hereby know we that we are in him.

Heb. 2:11,12. -Gal. 5:6. -John 15:14. -Luke. 11:28.Matt. 7:21. -John 4:34.I John 1:6. -I John 2:5.

Spurgeon's Morning Reading

“The glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams.”

Isaiah 33:21

Broad rivers and streams produce fertility, and abundance in the land. Places near broad rivers are remarkable for the variety of their plants and their plentiful harvests. God is all this to his Church. Having God she has abundance. What can she ask for that he will not give her? What want can she mention which he will not supply? “In this mountain shall the Lord of Hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things.” Want ye the bread of life? It drops like manna from the sky. Want ye refreshing streams? The rock follows you, and that Rock is Christ. If you suffer any want it is your own fault; if you are straitened you are not straitened in him, but in your own bowels. Broad rivers and streams also point to commerce. Our glorious Lord is to us a place of heavenly merchandise. Through our Redeemer we have commerce with the past; the wealth of Calvary, the treasures of the covenant, the riches of the ancient days of election, the stores of eternity, all come to us down the broad stream of our gracious Lord. We have commerce, too, with the future. What galleys, laden to the water’s edge, come to us from the millennium! What visions we have of the days of heaven upon earth! Through our glorious Lord we have commerce with angels; communion with the bright spirits washed in blood, who sing before the throne; nay, better still, we have fellowship with the Infinite One. Broad rivers and streams are specially intended to set forth the idea of security. Rivers were of old a defence. Oh! beloved, what a defence is God to his Church! The devil cannot cross this broad river of God. How he wishes he could turn the current, but fear not, for God abideth immutably the same. Satan may worry, but he cannot destroy us; no galley with oars shall invade our river, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.

Old Testament Chapter a Day - 2 Chronicles 26

2 Chronicles 26

26. Uzziah King of Judah

Reign of Uzziah

26

Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king to succeed his father Amaziah.2He rebuilt Eloth and restored it to Judah, after the king slept with his ancestors.3Uzziah was sixteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jecoliah of Jerusalem.4He did what was right in the sight of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done.5He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God; and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.

6 He went out and made war against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath and the wall of Jabneh and the wall of Ashdod; he built cities in the territory of Ashdod and elsewhere among the Philistines.7God helped him against the Philistines, against the Arabs who lived in Gur-baal, and against the Meunites.8The Ammonites paid tribute to Uzziah, and his fame spread even to the border of Egypt, for he became very strong.9Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, at the Valley Gate, and at the Angle, and fortified them.10He built towers in the wilderness and hewed out many cisterns, for he had large herds, both in the Shephelah and in the plain, and he had farmers and vinedressers in the hills and in the fertile lands, for he loved the soil.11Moreover Uzziah had an army of soldiers, fit for war, in divisions according to the numbers in the muster made by the secretary Jeiel and the officer Maaseiah, under the direction of Hananiah, one of the king’s commanders.12The whole number of the heads of ancestral houses of mighty warriors was two thousand six hundred.13Under their command was an army of three hundred seven thousand five hundred, who could make war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy.14Uzziah provided for all the army the shields, spears, helmets, coats of mail, bows, and stones for slinging.15In Jerusalem he set up machines, invented by skilled workers, on the towers and the corners for shooting arrows and large stones. And his fame spread far, for he was marvelously helped until he became strong.

Pride and Apostasy

16 But when he had become strong he grew proud, to his destruction. For he was false to the Lord his God, and entered the temple of the Lord to make offering on the altar of incense.17But the priest Azariah went in after him, with eighty priests of the Lord who were men of valor;18they withstood King Uzziah, and said to him, “It is not for you, Uzziah, to make offering to the Lord, but for the priests the descendants of Aaron, who are consecrated to make offering. Go out of the sanctuary; for you have done wrong, and it will bring you no honor from the Lord God.”19Then Uzziah was angry. Now he had a censer in his hand to make offering, and when he became angry with the priests a leprous disease broke out on his forehead, in the presence of the priests in the house of the Lord, by the altar of incense.20When the chief priest Azariah, and all the priests, looked at him, he was leprous in his forehead. They hurried him out, and he himself hurried to get out, because the Lord had struck him.21King Uzziah was leprous to the day of his death, and being leprous lived in a separate house, for he was excluded from the house of the Lord. His son Jotham was in charge of the palace of the king, governing the people of the land.

22 Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, from first to last, the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz wrote.23Uzziah slept with his ancestors; they buried him near his ancestors in the burial field that belonged to the kings, for they said, “He is leprous.” His son Jotham succeeded him.

New Testament in Four Years - 2 Corinthians 13:11-13

2 Corinthians 13:11-13

13. Final Warnings

Final Greetings and Benediction

11 Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.12Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.

13 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.

Psalm a Day - Psalm 111

Psalm 111

111. Psalm 111

Psalm 111

Praise for God’s Wonderful Works

1

Praise the Lord!

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,

in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

2

Great are the works of the Lord,

studied by all who delight in them.

3

Full of honor and majesty is his work,

and his righteousness endures forever.

4

He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds;

the Lord is gracious and merciful.

5

He provides food for those who fear him;

he is ever mindful of his covenant.

6

He has shown his people the power of his works,

in giving them the heritage of the nations.

7

The works of his hands are faithful and just;

all his precepts are trustworthy.

8

They are established forever and ever,

to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.

9

He sent redemption to his people;

he has commanded his covenant forever.

Holy and awesome is his name.

10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;

all those who practice it have a good understanding.

His praise endures forever.

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