Daily Light [Morning]

“He knows the pathway that I take; if he tested me, I would come forth like gold.” – Job 23:10 NET

He knows what we are made of.—He is not predisposed to afflict or to grieve people.

God’s solid foundation remains standing, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from evil.” Now in a wealthy home there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also ones made of wood and of clay, and some are for honorable use, but others for ignoble use. So if someone cleanses himself of such behavior, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart, useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.

He will act like a refiner and purifier of silver and will cleanse the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will offer the Lord a proper offering.—“I will refine them like silver is refined… They will call on my name and I will answer; I will say, ’These are my people,’ and they will say, ’The Lord is my God.’”


Ps 103:14, Lam 3:33, 2 Tim 2:19-21, Mal 3:3, Zech 13:9

Morning Devotional

“Sing forth the honour of his name, make his praise glorious.” — Psa 66:2

It is not left to our own option whether we shall praise God or not. Praise is God's most righteous due, and every Christian, as the recipient of his grace, is bound to praise God from day to day. It is true we have no authoritative rubric for daily praise; we have no commandment prescribing certain hours of song and thanksgiving: but the law written upon the heart teaches us that it is right to praise God; and the unwritten mandate comes to us with as much force as if it had been recorded on the tables of stone, or handed to us from the top of thundering Sinai. Yes, it is the Christian's duty to praise God. It is not only a pleasurable exercise, but it is the absolute obligation of his life. Think not ye who are always mourning, that ye are guiltless in this respect, or imagine that ye can discharge your duty to your God without songs of praise. You are bound by the bonds of his love to bless his name so long as you live, and his praise should continually be in your mouth, for you are blessed, in order that you may bless him; “this people have I formed for myself, they shall show forth my praise”; and if you do not praise God, you are not bringing forth the fruit which he, as the Divine Husbandman, has a right to expect at your hands. Let not your harp then hang upon the willows, but take it down, and strive, with a grateful heart, to bring forth its loudest music. Arise and chant his praise. With every morning's dawn, lift up your notes of thanksgiving, and let every setting sun be followed with your song. Girdle the earth with your praises; surround it with an atmosphere of melody, and God himself will hearken from heaven and accept your music.

“E'en so I love thee, and will love,
And in thy praise will sing,
Because thou art my loving God,

And my redeeming King.”

~ Charles Spurgeon ~

Morning Prayer

REJECTED WITH CHRIST
Matthew 5:11-12; Luke 6:22; 1 Thessalonians 4:8

In Jesus' Name, I Pray God's Will for You Today

I pray that you will be able to stand firm in your faith and boldly speak of the knowledge of Christ. Although men may hate you or exclude you when you do this, know that God calls you blessed. I pray that you will withstand any persecution when people reject you as you speak His Word. May you pray for them, that they will open their eyes to see the truth clearly. I pray that you will not fear insults of men, and know that God has prepared a reward for you in heaven.

In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Daily Light [Evening]

“For whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.” – John 5:19 NET

For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.—“For I will give you the words along with the wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.”

Rely on the Lord! Be strong and confident! Rely on the Lord!—“My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

Those who are called, wrapped in the love of God the Father.—He who makes holy and those being made holy all have the same origin, and so he is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.—“Do you not know that I am everywhere?” the Lord asks.—The fullness of him who fills all in all.

I, I am the Lord, and there is no deliverer besides me.—“This one really is the Savior of the world.”

Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior!


Prov 2:6, Luke 21:15, Ps 27:14, 2 Cor 12:9, Jude 1:1, Heb 2:11, Jer 23:24, Eph 1:23, Isa 43:11, John 4:42, Titus 1:4

Evening Devotional

“I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go.”

Son 3:4

Does Christ receive us when we come to him, notwithstanding all our past sinfulness? Does he never chide us for having tried all other refuges first? And is there none on earth like him? Is he the best of all the good, the fairest of all the fair? Oh, then let us praise him! Daughters of Jerusalem, extol him with timbrel and harp! Down with your idols, up with the Lord Jesus. Now let the standards of pomp and pride be trampled under foot, but let the cross of Jesus, which the world frowns and scoffs at, be lifted on high. O for a throne of ivory for our King Solomon! Let him be set on high for ever, and let my soul sit at his footstool, and kiss his feet, and wash them with my tears. Oh, how precious is Christ! How can it be that I have thought so little of him? How is it I can go abroad for joy or comfort when he is so full, so rich, so satisfying. Fellow believer, make a covenant with thine heart that thou wilt never depart from him, and ask thy Lord to ratify it. Bid him set thee as a signet upon his finger, and as a bracelet upon his arm. Ask him to bind thee about him, as the bride decketh herself with ornaments, and as the bridegroom putteth on his jewels. I would live in Christ's heart; in the clefts of that rock my soul would eternally abide. The sparrow hath made a house, and the swallow a nest for herself where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God; and so too would I make my nest, my home, in thee, and never from thee may the soul of thy turtle dove go forth again, but may I nestle close to thee, O Jesus, my true and only rest.

“When my precious Lord I find,
All my ardent passions glow;
Him with cords of love I bind,

Hold and will not let him go.”

~ Charles Spurgeon ~