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Index to Daily Light
by Jonathan Bagster
This brief explanation first
acknowledges and credits Samuel Bagster and family for this compilation of
devotional meditations for each morning and evening of the year. This
unique compared to most devotionals because the focus is on a specific topic utilizing only
Scripture. There is no added commentary with the exception of an occasional
or conjunction for good grammar. The primary distinction of this
devotional is that the NASB (1977) translation is utilized in place of the KJV
It all began with Samuel Bagster, who
was born in England just before the American Revolution. At age 7, he was
enrolled in a school taught by the Baptist minister Dr. John Ryland, and
at the close of his education he apprenticed to a bookseller. In 1794, at
age 21, he opened his own bookshop on the Strand in London, resolving to
sell only books of enduring Christian value. Samuel married Eunice Birch
and they had twelve children. The tenth was named Jonathan. Years later
when Jonathan was himself a husband and father, he prepared for family
devotions each day by carefully selecting and compiling verses from
throughout the Bible according to various themes. A key verse was always
selected first, then Jonathan would search through the Scriptures for
similar or related verses, weaving them all together into a tapestry of
Scriptures for each morning and evening. One of Jonathan’s sons, Robert,
remembered from his childhood how carefully his father compiled the
selections: “Few are able to appreciate the heart-searching care with
which every text was selected, the days, nay the weeks, of changes,
alterations and improvements.” Sometimes the day’s passage was prayed over
for weeks before Samuel was assured it was as full and rich as possible.
It was Robert who, sometime in the mid-1870s, first published this
collection of 732 Scripture readings—morning and evening portions for 366
days. He was assisted by his daughter, Ann, making Daily Light a labor of
love spreading over four generations. Since then, it has become, by all
accounts, the most widely read collection of topically-arranged daily
Bible readings ever published. Many Christians testify that each reading
seems to contain just the truth needed for that day. Even when used year
after year, the passages always seem fresh and new. (Morgan, R. J.
Nelson's annual preacher's sourcebook : 2002 edition. Page 168. Nashville:
Thomas Nelson Publishers)
Why should one consider this type of
"devotional" over Oswald Chambers or similar popular works? Please do not
misunderstand - I am not saying devotionals written by men have no value.
This devotional however depends
solely upon God's Holy Word and the Holy Spirit for it's "effect".
Let me illustrate the principle -- Before the second generation of the
children of Israel journeyed into the promised land of milk and honey, God
gave Moses some "last minute" instructions to equip His people for the
journey to insure their success in a hostile culture. Here are those words
in which lies the "secret" to real "success" in all of life ---
to your heart
all the WORDS
with which I am warning you today,
which you shall command your sons to
of this law.
is not an
idle WORD for you; indeed
LIFE. And by this WORD
you shall prolong your days in the land, which you are about to cross the
Jordan to possess."
instruction was written specifically for Israel, the principle is
universal and eternally applicable -- God's Holy and Precious Word is the
source of our very spiritual life and spiritual success. Do you really
believe this? (cf
Jn6:63) Moses passed on to
Joshua the same "secret" for success in spiritual warfare (Joshua
1:8). Job, despite incredible personal loss, knew and was
sustained by the same "secret" (Job
23:12). Jeremiah in the midst of despair sought solace in
the "secret" (Jer
15:16) Jesus refuted the devil with the "secret" (Mt
4:4). So surely you see the point. Devotionals are
certainly commendable but it is only the pure milk of the Word that
provides sustenance for real spiritual growth (1Peter2:2).
So please, please give consideration to making this devotional part of
your "breakfast" menu and your evening "meal" and as you "eat" and heed
the truth therein, you will prove by your experience that the living and
active words are truly your "life" and they will be the "joy and the
delight of" of your heart (Jer
119:165). Only two things
will last eternally -- God's Word and People. Invest your time
wisely in both by beginning and ending each day in His Word (be it this
"devotional" or other "bibliocentric" Bible study). You
will never (eternally) regret your decision.
May God give you the grace and the filling of His Spirit to behold
wonderful things in His Word and to live in such a way that your life
brings glory to the Father through our great High Priest, the Lord Jesus
Testimonies of Others Who Have Read
When Anne Graham
Lotz faced a sudden crisis with her son’s unexpected cancer surgery, she
opened a little book called Daily Light and found there just the verses
she needed: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord
delivers him out of them all. . . . We know that all things work together
for good. . . . With us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our
battles. The Lord your God is in your midst, the Mighty One, will save.’
Anne later wrote, “God has spoken to me more often through the verses in
Daily Light than through any other book, except my Bible.”
When CIM missionary
Arthur Matthews was trapped in Communist China, uncertain of life or
death, he was summoned before authorities who were pressuring him to earn
his freedom by agreeing to spy for the Communists. That morning he kissed
his wife and little one goodbye, and left for the police station, not
knowing if he would ever return. In his pocket, he put a copy of Daily
Vance Havner, the
quaint North Carolina evangelist and writer, faced the greatest heartbreak
of his life when his beloved Sara contracted a fatal disease. He turned to
his Daily Light, and the reading for the day said: “This sickness is not
unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be
glorified thereby.” When Sara died, Havner remembered that Lazarus had
died, too. “I felt that God would be glorified in her passing,” Havner
later wrote, “and He was.”
Russell and Darlene Deibler were trapped in the South Pacific during the
Japanese invasion in 1942, they faced the darkest days of their lives.
Russell was shortly hauled away to a concentration camp, never to return.
That evening, Darlene found comfort in her Daily Light. The reading for
the evening of March 13 said: “O my God, my soul is cast down within me. .
. . Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee:
because he trusteth in Thee. . . . Cast thy burden upon the Lord.” “For me
in my need,” she later wrote, “the Lord had directed in the arrangement of
In the biographies
of minister, missionaries, church workers, and individual Christians, it
is remarkable how often one comes across references to Daily Light.
(adapted from Morgan, R. J. Nelson's annual preacher's sourcebook : 2002
edition. Page 168. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers)
JANUARY 1, MORNING
JANUARY 1, EVENING
One thing I do: forgetting
what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead I press on toward
the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
I desire that they...whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am, in
order that they may behold My glory, which Thou hast given Me -- I know Whom
I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have
entrusted to Him until that day -- He who began a good work in you will
perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
Do you not know that those who run in a race all
run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.
And everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things.
They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable --
let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily
entangles us and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us
fixing our eyes on Jesus the Author and Perfecter of faith.
Phil 3:13,14 John 17:24.--2
Ti 1:12.-- Phil 1:6. 1 Co. 9:24, 25.--Heb 12:1, 2.
The LORD is the one who goes
ahead of you. He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do
not fear, or be dismayed.
Thy presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here. -- I know, O
LORD, that a man's way is not in himself, nor is it in a man who walks to
direct his steps. -- The steps of a man are established by the LORD; And He
delights in his way. When he falls, he shall not be hurled headlong; Because
the LORD is the One who holds his hand.
I am continually with Thee; Thou hast taken
hold of my right hand. With Thy counsel Thou wilt guide me, and afterward
receive me to glory. -- I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor
angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor
powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to
separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Deut 31:8. Ex 33:15-- Jer 10:23.
Ps 37:23, 24. Ps 73:23,24 --Ro 8:38,39.
JANUARY 2, MORNING
JANUARY 2, EVENING
Sing to the LORD a new song
SING for joy to
God our strength; Shout joyfully to the God of Jacob. Raise a song, strike
the timbrel, The sweet sounding lyre with the harp. -- He put a new song in
my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear, And will
trust in the LORD.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and
courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you
wherever you go. -- the joy of the LORD is your strength. -- Paul...thanked
God and took courage.
Knowing the time, that it is already the
hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than
when we believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is at hand. Let us
therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let
us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in
sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. But put on
the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its
Isa 42:10. Ps. 81:1, 2.--Ps40:3. Josh 1:9.--Neh 8:10.--Acts 28:15. Ro. 13:11-14
May my prayer be counted as
incense before Thee, the lifting up of my hands as the evening
YOU shall make
an altar as a place for burning incense...and you shall put this altar in
front of the veil that is near the ark of the testimony, in front of the
mercy seat that is over the ark of the testimony, where I will meet with
you. And Aaron shall burn fragrant incense on it...every morning when he
trims the lamps...and...at twilight he shall burn incense... perpetual
incense before the LORD throughout your generations.
Jesus is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He
always lives to make intercession for them
-- the smoke of the incense with the prayers of the saints went up
before God out of the angel's hand.
You also as living stones are being built up as a
spiritual house for a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices
acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Pray without ceasing...with all
perseverance and petition for all the saints.
Ps141:2. Ex. 30:1, 6-8. Heb 7:25.--
Rev 8:4. 1 Pe 2:5. 1 Th 5:17. Eph 6:18
JANUARY 3, MORNING
JANUARY 3, EVENING
He led them also by a
Jacob in a desert land, and in the howling waste of a wilderness; He
encircled him, He cared for him, He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.
Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that hovers over its young, He spread
His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions...Jehovah alone
guided him --
your old age, I shall be the same and even to your graying years I shall
bear you! I have done it, and I shall carry you and I shall bear you, and I
shall deliver you.
restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name's
sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear
no evil for Thou art with me. Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
Jehovah will continually guide you and satisfy your desire in scorched
places and give strength to your bones and you will be like a watered garden
and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail -- For such is God, Our
God forever and ever. He will guide us until death -- Who is a teacher like
Ps 107:7. Deut 32:10-12.--Isa.
Ps. 23:3, 4. Isa 58:11--Ps. 48:14.--Job 36:22.
What do you want
Me to do for you?
...Lord I want to regain my sight
my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Thy law.
Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures -- The Helper, the
Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name...will teach you all
things -- Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights.
The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
Father of glory...give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the
knowledge of Him: the eyes of your heart being enlightened, so that you may
know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of
His inheritance in the saints and what is the surpassing greatness of His
power toward us who believe in accordance with the working of the strength
of His might.
LUKE 18:41 Ps 119:18. Lk. 24:45.--
John 14:26.--Ja. 1:17. Ep. 1:17-19.
JANUARY 4, MORNING
JANUARY 4, EVENING
You have not as
yet come to the resting place and the inheritance which the LORD your
God is giving you.
is not your rest -- There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of
God -- where Jesus has entered as a Forerunner for us.
My Father's house are many dwelling places. If it were not so, I would have
told you, for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a
place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself that where I am
there you may be also -- with Christ, for that is very much better.
shall wipe away every tear from their eyes and there shall no longer be any
death. There shall no longer be any mourning or crying or pain. The first
things have passed away -- There the wicked cease from raging and there the
weary are at rest.
Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where
neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in or steal
for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also -- Keep seeking
the things above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your
mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
Dt 12:9. Mic 2:10 -- Heb 4:9 --
Heb 6:19, 20. John 14:2, 3.--Phil 1:23.
Rev 21:4. Job 3:17. Mt. 6:20, 21.-- Col 3:1-2.
O death where is
O death where is your sting?
sting of death is sin -- but now once at the consummation of the ages He has
been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And inasmuch as
it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Christ
also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, shall appear a
second time for salvation without reference to sin to those who eagerly
Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He
Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might
render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil and
might deliver those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all
For I am already being poured out as a drink
offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good
fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith. In the future
there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the
righteous Judge will award to me on that day and not only to me but also to
all who have loved His appearing -- who are waiting eagerly for our
adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.
1Cor 15:55, 56
Heb 2:14, 15. 2Ti 4:6, 7, 8 - Ro 8:23
JANUARY 5, MORNING
JANUARY 5, EVENING
who have believed enter that rest.
weary themselves committing iniquity -- I see a different law in the members
of my body, waging war against the law of my mind, and making me a prisoner
of the law of sin which is in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will
set me free from the body of this death?
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. --
Having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord
Jesus Christ through Whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith
into this grace in which we stand and we exult in hope of the glory of God.
one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works as God
did from His.-- Not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law
but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes
from God on the basis of faith -- This is the rest wherewith ye may cause
the weary to rest and this is the refreshing:
He 4:3 Jer 9:5.--Ro. 7:23,
24. Mat. 11:28.--Ro. 5:1, 2. Heb. 4:10.
Phil 3:9.--Isa 28:12.
Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth.
Keep watch over the door of my lips.
IF Thou, LORD, shouldst mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? -- Because
they were rebellious against His Spirit, He spoke rashly with his lips.
Not what enters into the mouth defiles the man, but
what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.
A slanderer separates intimate friends. --There is one
who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise
brings healing. Truthful lips will be established forever, But a lying
tongue is only for a moment. -- But no one can tame the tongue; it is a
restless evil and full of deadly poison. From the same mouth come both
blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.
Put...aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your
mouth. Do not lie to one another since you laid aside the old self with its
evil practices. -- For this is the will of God, your sanctification. -- No
lie was found in their mouth. They are blameless.
Ps 141.3. Ps. 130.3.--Ps. 106.33.
Mat. 15.11. Pr. 16.28.--Pr. 12.18, 19.--
Jas 3.8, 10. Col. 3.8, 9. 1Th. 4.3.--Rev 14.5.
JANUARY 6, MORNING
JANUARY 6, EVENING
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us & do
confirm for us the work of our hands. Yes, confirm the work of our
THY fame went
forth among the nations on account of thy beauty, for it was perfect because
of My splendor which I bestowed on thee declares the Lord GOD. -- We all
with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord are being
transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord,
the Spirit.--The Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways. When you
shall eat of the fruit of your hands, You will be happy and it will be well
with you -- Commit your works to the LORD, And your plans will be
Work out your salvation with fear and trembling for it is God who is at work
in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. -- May our Lord
Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us
eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen your hearts
in every good work and word.
Ps 90.17. Ezek 16.14.--2Co. 3.18.--1Pe 4. 14. Ps 128:1, 2.--Pr 16.3. Php 2.12, 13.-- 2Th 2.16,
The apostles gathered together with Jesus; and
they reported to Him all that they had done and taught.
is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.-- the LORD used to speak to
Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. -- "You are My
friends, if you do what I command you. "No longer do I call you slaves, for
the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you
friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known
When you do all the things which are commanded you,
say, 'We are unworthy slaves'.
You have not received a spirit of slavery
leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by
which we cry out, "Abba! Father!"
In everything by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.-- The prayer of the
upright is His delight.
Mark 6.30 Pr 18.24 Ex
33.11 Jn15.14, 15 Lk 17.10
Ro 8.15 Phil 4.6 Pr 15.8
JANUARY 7, MORNING
JANUARY 7, EVENING
Remember me, O my God, for good
says the LORD "I remember concerning you the devotion of your youth, the
love of your betrothals, your following after Me in the wilderness -- I will
remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth and I will establish
an everlasting covenant with you -- I will visit you and fulfill My good
word to you... for I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD,
plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways
and My thoughts than your thoughts -- I would seek God and I would place my
cause before God Who does great and unsearchable things wonders without
number -- Many O LORD my God are the wonders which Thou hast done and Thy
thoughts toward us. There is none to compare with Thee. If I would declare
and speak of them, they would be too numerous to count.
Neh 5.19 Jer 2.2 Ezek 16.60
Jer 29.10, 11 Isa 55.9 Job 5.8, 9
I will be with you. I will not fail you or
one of the good promises which the LORD had made to the house of Israel
failed. All came to pass -- God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son
of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He
spoken and will He not make it good?
Jehovah your God He is God the faithful God, Who keeps His covenant and His
lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep
His commandments --
He will remember His covenant forever.
Can a woman forget her nursing child and have no
compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget but I will not
forget you. Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands.
Jehovah your God is in your midst a victorious
warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He
will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.
Josh 1.5 Josh 21.45 Nu 23.19 Dt 7.9
Ps 111.5 Isa49.15,16. Zeph 3.17.
JANUARY 8, MORNING
JANUARY 8, EVENING
Those who know Thy Name will put their trust in Thee for Thou O LORD
hast not forsaken those who seek Thee.
name of the LORD is a strong tower. The righteous runs into it and is safe --
I will trust and not be afraid for the LORD GOD is my strength and song and
He has become my salvation.
I have been young and now I am old, yet I have
not seen the righteous forsaken or his descendants begging bread -- For the
LORD loves justice and does not forsake His godly ones. They are preserved
forever. But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off -- The LORD will
not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has
been pleased to make you a people for Himself -- He delivered us from
so great a peril of death and will deliver us, He on Whom we have set our
hope. And He will yet deliver us.
Be content with what you have for He Himself has said
"I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU" so that we confidently
say "THE LORD IS MY HELPER. I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT SHALL MAN DO TO ME?"
Ps 9.10. Pr 18.10.--Isa 12.2. Ps 37.25.--
Ps 37.28.--1Sa 12.22.--2Co 1.10.
Heb 13. 5, 6.
lie was found in their mouth. They are blameless.
will be made for the iniquity of Israel, but there will be none and for the
sins of Judah but they will not be found for I shall pardon those whom I
leave as a remnant -- Who is a God like Thee, who pardons iniquity and
passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not
retain His anger forever, because He delights in unchanging love. He will
again have compassion on us. He will tread our iniquities under foot. Yes
Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
He has made you accepted in the
Beloved -- in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling
and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,
to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory,
majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
Rev 14.5. Jer 50.20. Mic 7.18,
19. Eph 1.6
Col. 1.22. Jude 1:24, 25.
JANUARY 9, MORNING
JANUARY 9, EVENING
Thou hast given a banner to those who fear Thee,
that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
(See related study -
Jehovah Nissi: The LORD Our Banner
of Ex 17:8-16):
The LORD is My Banner -- When the enemy comes in like a flood, the
Spirit of Jehovah will lift up a standard against him.
We will sing for joy over your victory and in the name of
our God we will set up our banners -- Jehovah has brought about our
vindication. Come and let us recount in Zion the work of Jehovah our God! --
We overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us -- Thanks be to God Who
gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ -- the Author (Captain) of our salvation.
Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might --
valiant for the truth --Fight the LORD's battles-- 'All you people of the
land take courage' declares Jehovah 'and work for I am with you...do not
fear!' -- Lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for
harvest --Yet in a very little while, He Who is coming will come and will not
Ps 60.4. Ex. 17.15. Is 59.19 Ps 20.5
Je 51.10. Ro 8.37 1Co 15.57 Heb 2.10.
Ep 6.10 Je 9.3 1Sa 18.17 Hag 2.4, 5 Jn 4.35 He10.37
are many saying, "Who will show us any good?" Lift up the light of Thy
countenance upon us, O LORD! Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than
when their grain and new wine abound.
the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for Thee, O God. My
soul thirsts for God, for the living God. -- O God, Thou art my God. I shall
seek Thee earnestly. My soul thirsts for Thee, my flesh yearns for Thee in a
dry and weary land where there is no water.
"I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall
not hunger and he who believes in Me shall never thirst." Lord, evermore
give us this bread -- Mary...was listening to the Lord's word seated at His
feet. -- One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: that I may
dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty
of the LORD, and to meditate in His temple.
Lk 10.42. Ps 4.6, 7 Ps 42.1, 2Ps 63.1
Jn 6.35,34 Lk 10.39 Ps 27.4.
JANUARY 10, MORNING
JANUARY 10, EVENING
May the God of peace Himself sanctify you
entirely and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete,
without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
also loved the church and gave Himself up for her that He might present to
Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such
thing but that she should be holy and blameless --And we proclaim Him,
admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we may
present every man complete in Christ.
The peace of God...surpasses all comprehension -- let
the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in
May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and
given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace comfort and strengthen your
hearts in every good work and word -- Who shall also confirm you to the end,
blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Thes 5.23. Eph 5.25,
27.-- Col. 1.28.
Phil 4.7. Col. 3.15. 2Th 2.16, 17.--
Will God indeed dwell with mankind on the earth?
them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them -- I will
meet there with the sons of Israel, and it shall be consecrated by My glory.
And I will dwell among the sons of Israel and will be their God.
Thou hast ascended on high, Thou hast led captive Thy captives. Thou hast
received gifts among men, even among the rebellious also, that the LORD God
may dwell there -- We are the temple of the living God just as God said "I
WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD AND THEY
SHALL BE MY PEOPLE -- your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you --
You...are are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.
The nations will know that I am the
LORD Who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.
2Chr 6.18. Ex. 25.8.--Ex. 29.43, 45.
Ps. 68.18. 2 Co. 6.16.--1Co. 6.19.--
Eph 2.22. Ezek 37.28
JANUARY 11, MORNING
JANUARY 11, EVENING
Praise is awaiting Thee O God in Zion
TO us there is but one
God, the Father, from Whom are all things and we exist for Him and one Lord,
Jesus Christ, by Whom are all things and we exist through Him -- All
(should) honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor
the Son does not honor the Father Who sent Him -- Through Him then let us
continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is the fruit of lips
that give thanks to His name --
He who offers a sacrifice of
thanksgiving honors Me and to him who orders his way aright I shall show the
salvation of God.
After these things I looked and behold a great multitude, which no one
could count from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues,
standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes and
palm branches were in their hands and they cry out with a loud voice saying
"Salvation to our God who sits on the throne and to the Lamb. Amen, blessing
and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to
our God forever and ever. Amen."
Psa 65.1. 1Co.
He. 13.15.--Ps. 50.23. Rev 7.9, 10, 12.
Who redeems your life from the pit
Redeemer is strong, the LORD of hosts (Jehovah Sabaoth) is His name -- I
will ransom them from the power of Sheol. I will redeem them from death. O
Death, where are your thorns? O Sheol, where is your sting?
Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise
also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him
who had the power of death, that is, the devil and might deliver those who
through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.
He who believes in the Son has eternal life but he who does not obey
the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.
For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When
Christ, Who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with
Him in glory -- when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day and
to be marveled at among all who have believed.
Ps 103.4. Jer.
Heb. 2.14, 15. John 3.36. Col. 3.3, 4 --
JANUARY 12, MORNING
JANUARY 12, EVENING
Jesus, Who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and
sanctification, and redemption -- Can you discover the depths of God? Can
you discover the limits of the Almighty? They are high as the heavens, what
can you do? Deeper than Sheol, what can you know?
We speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom, which God
predestined before the ages to our glory -- The mystery which for ages has
been hidden in God, who created all things in order that the manifold wisdom
of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the
authorities in the heavenly places.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men
generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him -- The
wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of
mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
Jude 25. 1Co.
1.30.--Job 11.7, 8.
1Co. 2.7.--Eph 3.9, 10. Jas 1.5, 3.17
When shall I arise and
the night be ended?
WATCHMAN how far gone is
the night? The watchman says "Morning comes".
Yet in a very little while, He
Who is coming will come and will not delay -- He is as the light of the
morning when the sun rises, a morning without clouds
I go to
prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will
come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be
also. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. You heard that
I said to you, 'I go away, and I will come to you.'
Let all Thine
enemies perish, O LORD but let those who love Him be like the rising of the
sun in its might -- the people who know their God will display strength and
take action -- for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of
night nor of darkness.
There shall be no
Job 7.4 Isa 21.11,
12. Heb. 10.37.--
2Sa. 23.4. John 14.2, 3, 27, 28. Jdg. 5.31.-- Da 11:32
1Th. 5.5. Rev 21.25.
JANUARY 13, MORNING
JANUARY 13, EVENING
The steadfast of mind Thou wilt keep in perfect
peace because he trusts in Thee.
CAST your burden upon
the LORD, and He will sustain you He will never allow the righteous to be
shaken -- I will trust and not be afraid for the LORD Jehovah GOD is my
strength and song, and He has become my salvation.
Why are you timid, you men of little faith? -- Be anxious for nothing,
but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your
requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all
comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus -- In
quietness and trust is your strength.
The work of righteousness will be peace, and the service of
righteousness, quietness and confidence forever -- Peace I leave with you.
My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not
your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful -- Peace, from Him Who is and
Who was and Who is to come.
Isa 26.3. Ps 55.22.--Isa
12.2. Mt. 8.26 --
Phil 4.6, 7.--Isa 30.15, 32.17.--
John 14.27.-- Rev. 1.4.
Do not let the sun go
down on your anger.
IF your brother sins, go
and reprove him in private; if he listens to you, you have won your
brother... Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive
him? Up to seven times?" Jesus said to him "I do not say to you, up to seven
times, but up to seventy times seven --whenever you stand praying, forgive,
if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father also who is in
heaven may forgive you your transgressions.
Put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and
patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a
complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you
-- Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God
in Christ also has forgiven you.
The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!"
Eph 4.26. Mt 18.15,
21, 22 -- Mk 11.25. Col 3.12, 13.--Eph 4.32. Lk 17.5.
JANUARY 14, MORNING
JANUARY 14, EVENING
The Father is greater than I.
WHEN you pray, say:
Our Father in heaven.-- My Father and your Father...My God and your God.
As the Father gave Me commandment, even so I do.-- The words that I say to
you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does
The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into
His hand. -- Thou gavest Him authority over all mankind, that to all whom
Thou hast given Him, He may give eternal life.
Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.
Jesus said to him, Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come
to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how do you say,
Show us the Father? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and
the Father is in Me? -- I and the Father are one. -- Just as the Father has
loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My
commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's
commandments, and abide in His love.
Jn 14.28. Lk. 11.2.--John 20.17.
Jn 14.31, 14.10, 3.35.--
John 17.2, 14.8, 9, 10, 10.30.--
Jn 15.9, 10.
[The woman's seed] seed...shall bruise you on the
head and you shall bruise him on the heel
was marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men.-- He
was pierced through for our transgressions. He was crushed for our
iniquities. The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His
scourging we are healed.
This hour and the power of darkness are yours. -- You
would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above.
The Son of God appeared for this purpose, that He might
destroy the works of the devil. -- He cast out many demons and He was not
permitting the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.
All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on
earth.-- even the demons are subject...in [His] name.
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.
Ge 3.15 Is 52.14.--Is. 53.5.
Lk. 22.53.--John 19. 11. 1Jn 3.8.--
Mk 1.34. Mat. 28.18.--Lk 10:17.
JANUARY 15, MORNING
JANUARY 15, EVENING
My soul cleaves to the dust.
Revive me according to Thy word.
IF then you have been
raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is,
seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on
the things that are on earth. For...your life is hidden with Christ in God --
Our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior,
the Lord Jesus Christ Who will transform the body of our humble state into
conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He
has even to subject all things to Himself.
The flesh sets its desire against the Spirit and the Spirit against the
flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do
the things that you please.
then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according
to the flesh-- for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die;
but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you
will live --
Beloved I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts,
which wage war against the soul..
Ps. 119.25. Col. 3.1, 2, 3.--Php
Ga. 5.17.-- Ro. 8.12, 13.--1Pe 2.11.
who is weak in faith -- strong in faith, giving glory to God --O you of little faith, why did you doubt? -- Your faith is great. Be it done
for you as you wish."
Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They
said to Him, Yes, Lord...Be it done to you according to your faith.
Lord, Increase our faith! -- Building yourselves
up on your most holy faith. --Firmly rooted and now being built up in Him
and established in your faith. -- He who establishes us with you in
Christ...is God. -- After you have suffered for a little while, the God of
all grace...will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
We who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those
without strength and not just please ourselves -- Let us not judge one
another anymore, but rather determine this, not to put an obstacle or a
stumbling block in a brother's way.
Ro 12.3. Ro 14.1.--Ro. 4.20.
Mat. 14.31, 15.28, 9.28, 29.
Lk. 17.5. Jude 20.--Col. 2.7.--2Co. 1.21.--
1Pe. 5.10. Ro. 15.1, 14.13.
JANUARY 16, MORNING
JANUARY 16, EVENING
It was the Father's good pleasure for all the
fulness to dwell in Him
loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. -- God highly exalted
Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the
name of Jesus EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW, of those who are in heaven, and on
earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father -- and seated Him at His
right hand in the heavenly places far above all rule and authority and power
and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also
in the one to come -- By Him all things were created, both in the heavens
and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers
or authorities. All things have been created by Him and for Him.
Christ died and lived again, that He might be
Lord both of the dead and of the living -- In Him you have been made
complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority. -- Of His fulness
we have all received, and grace upon grace.
Col 1.19. Jn 3.35.--Phil
Eph 1.20,21.--Col. 1.16. Ro.
14.9.-- Col. 2.10.--Jn 1.16
Write...the things which you have seen, and the
things which are, and the things which shall take place after these
moved by the Holy Spirit spoke
from God -- what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, that you
also may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the
Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.
See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself;
touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that
I have. And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.--
And he who has seen has borne witness, and his witness is true; and he knows
that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe.
For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when
we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we
were eyewitnesses of His majesty -- that your faith should not rest on the
wisdom of men, but on the power of God.
Re 1.19. 2Pe 1.21.--1Jn
1.3. Lk 24.39, 40.--
Jn 19.35. 2Pe 1.16.-- 1Co. 2.5.
JANUARY 17, MORNING
JANUARY 17, EVENING
It is Thou who hast kept my soul from the pit of
GOD has sent
His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In
this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son
to be the propitiation for our sins.
Who is a God like Thee, Who pardons iniquity and passes
over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain
His anger forever, because He delights in unchanging love. He will again
have compassion on us. He will tread our iniquities under foot. Yes, Thou
wilt cast all their sins Into the depths of the sea -- O LORD my God, I
cried to Thee for help, and Thou didst heal me. O LORD, Thou hast brought up
my soul from Sheol. Thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to
the pit. -- While I was fainting away, I remembered the LORD and my prayer
came to Thee, into Thy holy temple. -- I waited patiently for the LORD and
He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He brought me up out of the pit of
destruction, out of the miry clay and He set my feet upon a Rock
making my footsteps firm -- For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in
His tabernacle. In the secret place of His tent He will hide me. He will
lift me up on a Rock.
Is 38.17. 1Jn 4.9, 10. Mic
Ps. 30.2, 3.--Jonah 2.7.--Ps. 40.1, 2, 27.5
we see in a mirror dimly -- we do not yet see all things subjected to Him.
We have the prophetic word...more sure, to which you do well to pay
attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the
morning star arises in your hearts. -- Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a
light to my path -- All things become visible when they are exposed by the
You, beloved, ought to remember the words that were
spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ that they were
saying to you, "In the last time there shall be mockers, following after
their own ungodly lusts." -- The Spirit explicitly says that in later times
some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits
and doctrines of demons. -- But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad
to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
Children, it is the last hour. -- The night is almost
gone, and the day is at hand. Let us therefore lay aside the deeds of
darkness and put on the armor of light. Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and
make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.
Re 1.19. 1Co. 13.12. Heb 2.8
2Pe. 1.19.--Ps. 119.105. Ep 5:13 Jude 17, 18.--
1Ti. 4.1. 2Ti3:13 1Jn 2.18.--Ro 13.12,14.
JANUARY 18, MORNING
JANUARY 18, EVENING
who has been made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus,
because of the suffering of death...that by the grace of God He might taste
death for everyone -- One died for all. -- As through the one man's
disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of
the One the many will be made righteous.
The first man, Adam, became a living soul. The last
Adam became a life-giving spirit...the spiritual is not first, but the
natural; then the spiritual.-- God said "Let Us make man in Our image,
according to Our likeness...and God created man in His own image, in the
image of God He created him.-- God...in these last days has spoken to us in
His Son...the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His
nature -- Thou gave Him authority over all mankind.
The first man is from the earth, earthy. The second man is from heaven. As
is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy and as is the heavenly, so
also are those who are heavenly.
Ro 5.14. Heb 2.9.--2Co 5.14.--
Ro 5.19. 1Co 15.45, 46.--Ge 1.26, 27.--
Heb 1.1, 2, 3.--Jn 17.2. 1Co 15.47, 48.
The things which shall take
place after these things.
IT is written,
"THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD AND which HAVE NOT
ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM."
For to us God revealed them through the Spirit --The Spirit of truth...will
guide you into all the truth.
BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye
will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth
will mourn over Him. Even so. Amen.
We do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about
those who are asleep, that you may not grieve, as do the rest who have no
hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will
bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus....For the Lord Himself
will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and
with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we
who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds
to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord.
Re 1.19. 1Co 2.9, 10.--Jn
Re 1.7. 1Th. 4.13, 14, 16, 17.
JANUARY 19, MORNING
JANUARY 19, EVENING
Serving the Lord with
WHOEVER wishes to become
great among you, shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you
shall be your slave just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to
serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.
if anyone thinks he is something when he is
nothing, he deceives himself -- For through the grace given to me I say to
every man...not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but
to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure
of faith -- when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, 'We are
unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.'
Our proud confidence is this...that in holiness and
godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have
conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you -- We have this
treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may
be of God and not from ourselves -- Not that we are adequate in ourselves to
consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God.
Ac 20.19. Mt. 20.26-28. Ga.
Ro 12.3.--Lk. 17.10. 2Co 1.12.--
2Co. 4.7. 3.5
Each of us has turned to his own
farming and planted a vineyard: and he drank of the wine and became drunk,
and uncovered himself inside his tent -- Abram...said to Sarai his wife,
"See now, I know that you are a beautiful woman. Please say that you are my
sister so that it may go well with me because of you, and that I may live on
account of you --Isaac said to Jacob... "Are you really my son Esau?" And he
said I am.-- Moses . . . spoke rashly with his lips -- the men of
Israel took some of their provisions, and did not ask for the counsel of the
LORD and Joshua
made peace with them.-- David did what was right in the sight of the LORD,
and had not turned aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of
his life, except in the case of Uriah the Hittite.
All these...gained approval through their faith --
being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in
Christ Jesus -- The LORD has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.
I am not doing this for your sake declares the
Lord GOD, let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your ways.
Is 53.6. Ge. 9.20, 21. Ge. 12.11, 13.--
Ge. 27.21, 24.--Ps. 106.32, 33.--
Jos. 9.14, 15. 1Ki. 15.5. He. 11.39.--
Ro. 3.24. Isa 53.6. Ezek. 36.32.
JANUARY 20, MORNING
JANUARY 20, EVENING
His name will be called Wonderful.
THE Word became flesh,
and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten
from the Father, full of grace and truth -- You have magnified Your word
above all Your name.
THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL which translated
means, GOD WITH US -- Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from
All may honor the Son, even as they honor the
Father -- God highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above
every name -- Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and
every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come
and He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head
over all things to the church -- He has a name written upon Him which no one
knows except Himself...KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. -- The Almighty-we
cannot find Him -- What is His name or His son's name? Surely you
Is 9.6. Jn 1.14.--Ps 138. 2.
Mt. 1.23, 1.21. John 5.23.--
Php 2.9.--Ep. 1.21, 22.--Re. 19.12, 16.
Job 37.23.--Pr. 30.4.
For the LORD's portion is His people.
belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God -- I am my beloved's, and His desire
is for me.--I am His.-- The Son of God...loved me, and delivered Himself up
You are not your own...you have been bought with a
price: therefore glorify God in your body -- the LORD has taken you and
brought you out of the iron furnace, from Egypt, to be a people for His own
possession, as today.
We are God's fellow workers; you are God's field,
God's building -- Christ was faithful as a Son over His house whose house we
are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the
end -- A spiritual house for a holy priesthood.
They will be Mine says the LORD of hosts, on the
day that I prepare My own possession -- All things that are Mine are Thine,
and Thine are Mine. -- The riches of the glory of His inheritance in the
Dt 32.9. 1Co. 3.23.-- Song
Song 2.16.-- Gal 2.20. 1Co. 6.19, 20.--
Dt 4.20. 1Co. 3.9.--He 3.6.--1Pe 2.5.
Mal. 3.17.--Jn 17.10.--Ep 1.18.
JANUARY 21, MORNING
JANUARY 21, EVENING
Every branch that
bears fruit He prunes it.
is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap and He will sit as a smelter
and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them
like gold and silver, so that they may present to the LORD offerings in
We also exult in our tribulations, knowing that
tribulation brings about perseverance and perseverance, proven character;
and proven character, hope and hope does not disappoint, because the love of
God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was
given to us -- It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as
with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if
you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are
illegitimate children and not sons. All discipline for the moment seems not
to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it,
afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Therefore,
strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble and make
straight paths for your feet...bear with this word of exhortation, for I
have written to you briefly.
Jn 15.2. Mal. 3.2, 3. Ro
He 12.7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 13:22
Now we call the arrogant blessed.
says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, I dwell
on a high and holy place, and also with the contrite and lowly of spirit in
order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the
It is better to be of a humble spirit with the
lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud -- Blessed are the poor in spirit:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
There are six things which the LORD hates, yes, seven which are an
abomination to Him: haughty eyes. -- Everyone who is proud in heart is an
abomination to the LORD.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and
know my anxious thoughts and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead
me in the everlasting way.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and
the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God in all my remembrance of you -- Blessed are the
gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. He leads the humble in justice,
and He teaches the humble His way.
Mal 3.15. Is 57.15. Pr
Mat. 5.3. Pr. 6.16, 17.--Pr 16.5.
Ps 139.23, 24. Php 1.2, 3.--Mt. 5.5 Ps 25:9.
JANUARY 22, MORNING
JANUARY 22, EVENING
For such is
God, Our God forever and ever. He will guide us until death.
O LORD, Thou
art my God. I will exalt Thee, I will give thanks to Thy name for Thou hast
worked wonders, plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness -- The LORD
is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; Thou dost support my lot.
He guides me in the paths of
righteousness for His name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of
the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me. Thy rod and Thy
staff, they comfort me -- Thou hast taken hold of my right hand. With Thy
counsel Thou wilt guide me and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in
heaven but Thee? And besides Thee, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and
my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion
forever -- Our heart rejoices in Him, because we trust in His holy name --
The LORD will accomplish what concerns me. Thy lovingkindness, O LORD, is
everlasting. Do not forsake the works of Thy hands. -- The LORD will not
abandon His people nor will He forsake His inheritance.
Ps 48.14. Is 25.1.--Ps
Ps 23.3, 4.--Ps. 73.23, 24, 25, 26.--Ps 33.21.--
Ps 138.8 -- Ps 94:14.
When my anxious
thoughts multiply within me, Thy consolations delight my soul.
my heart is faint, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. -- O Lord, I
am oppressed, be my security.
Cast your burden upon the LORD, and He will sustain you. He will never allow
the righteous to be shaken.
I am but a little child; I do not know how to go
out or come in -- If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, Who gives
to all men generously and without reproach and it will be given to him.
Who is adequate for these things? -- I know that
nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. -- My grace is sufficient
for you, for power is perfected in weakness -- Take courage My son your sins
are forgiven... Daughter take courage. Your faith has made you well.
My soul is satisfied as with marrow and
fatness... when I remember Thee on my bed I meditate on Thee in the night
watches. -- The LORD is my strength and song and He has become my salvation.
Ps 94.19. Ps. 61.2. Isa
Ps. 55.22. 1Ki. 3.7.--Jas 1.5. 2Co. 2.16.--
Ro 7.18.--2Co. 12.9. Mt. 9.2, 22.
Ps 63.5, 6 -- Ps 118.14
JANUARY 23, MORNING
JANUARY 23, EVENING
AM the LORD. Those who
hopefully wait for Me will not be put to shame -- Blessed is the man that
trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD -- The steadfast of mind Thou
wilt keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in Thee. Trust in the LORD
forever for in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock -- My soul, wait in
silence for God only for my hope is from Him. He only is my Rock and my
salvation, My stronghold. I shall not be shaken -- I am not ashamed for I
know whom I have believed
God desiring even more to show to the heirs of
the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, in
order that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to
lie, we may have strong encouragement, we who have fled for refuge in laying
hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul,
a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where
Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest
forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Ro 5.5. Isa 49.23.--Jer 17.7.--
Is 26.3, 4.--Ps. 62.5, 6.--2Ti. 1.12.
He 6.17, 18, 19, 20.
The stumbling block of the Cross
anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross
and follow Me.
You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is
hostility toward God? -- Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom
He who believes in Him will not be
disappointed -- But for those who disbelieve the Stone which the builders
rejected, this became the very Corner Stone and a Stone of stumbling and a
Rock of offense.
But may it never be that I should boast,
except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has
been crucified to me, and I to the world. -- I have been crucified with
Christ and it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me -- Those who
belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and
If we endure, we shall also reign with Him.
If we deny Him, He also will deny us.
Gal 5.11. Mt. 16.24. Jas 4.4.--
Ac. 14.22. Ro. 9.33.--1Pe. 2.7, 8.
Ga. 6.14, 2.20, 5.24. 2Ti 2.12.
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JANUARY 24, EVENING
Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the
archangel, and with the trumpet of God and the dead in Christ shall rise
first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with
them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and thus we shall always be
with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words -- He who
testifies to these things says, Yes, I am coming quickly. Amen. Come, Lord
Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be
diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless -- Keep
yourselves in the love of God -- Abstain from every form of evil. Now may
the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely and may your spirit and soul
and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you and He also will bring it to
Be patient, strengthen your hearts, for the coming of
the Lord is at hand -- I am coming quickly and My reward is with Me to
render to every man according to what he has done.
Php 4.5. 1Th 4.16, 17,
2Pe 3.14.--Jude 21. 1Th 5.22-24. Jas 5.8. Rev 22:12
well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill.
And He dug it all around, removed its stones, And planted it with the
choicest vine and ...He expected it to produce good grapes -- Yet I planted
you a choice vine, a completely faithful seed. How then have you turned
yourself before Me Into the degenerate shoots of a foreign vine?
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which
are: immorality, impurity, sensuality...envying, drunkenness, carousing, and
things like these, of which I forewarn you just as I have forewarned you
that those who practice such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away and every branch
that bears fruit, He prunes it, that it may bear more fruit....Abide in Me,
and I in you...By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and
so prove to be My disciples -- Let your light shine before men.
Ge 49.11. Is 5.1, 2.--Je
Ga 5.19, 21-23. Jn 15.1, 2, 4, 8. Mt 5:16.
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JANUARY 25, EVENING
The righteousness of
God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe
made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the
righteousness of God in Him -- Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law,
having become a curse for us-- this is His name by which He will be called
The LORD our righteousness -- Who became to us wisdom from God, and
righteousness and sanctification, and redemption -- not on the basis of
deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by
the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, Whom He poured
out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior
I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing
Christ Jesus my Lord, for Whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and
count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ, and may be found in
Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that
which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on
the basis of faith -- for the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to
faith; as it is written The righteous man shall live by faith.
Ro 3.22. 2Co 5.21.--
Je23.6 -- Ga 3.13 --
1Co. 1.30 --Titus 3.5, 6. Phil 3. 8, 9. Ro 1:17
A spirit of
adoption, by which we cry out Abba Father.
lifting up His eyes to heaven... said Father... Holy Father... O righteous
Father -- He was saying Abba, Father. -- Because you are sons, God has sent
forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying Abba! Father! -- for
through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you
are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the
saints, and are of God's household.
For Thou art our Father...Thou, O LORD, art our Father,
our Redeemer from ages past is Thy name. -- Therefore, come out from their
midst & be separate says the LORD and do not touch what is unclean and I
will welcome you and I will be a Father to you and you shall be sons and
daughters to Me
I will get up and go to my Father, and will say to him,
Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight... and he got up and
came to his Father.
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved
children -- like the Holy One who called you be holy yourselves also in all
Ro 8.15. John 17.1, 11,
Mk 14.36.--Gal. 4.6.--Ep. 2.18, 19.
Is 63.16. 2Co 6:17-18. Lk 15.18, 19, 20. Eph 5.1. 1Pe 1:15
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JANUARY 26, EVENING
Let us go out to Him
outside the camp, bearing His reproach for here we do not have a
lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.
BELOVED do not
be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your
testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you but to the
degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing so
that also at the revelation of His glory, you may rejoice with exultation --
as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our
If you are reviled for the Name of Christ,
you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you...if
anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not feel ashamed, but in that Name
let him glorify God.
They went on their way from the presence of the
Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for
His Name -- Behold, My servants shall shout joyfully with a glad
heart -- choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God,
than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, considering the reproach of
Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt... looking to the reward
-- Behold, I am coming quickly and My reward is with Me, to render to every
man according to what he has done.
He 13.13, 14. 1Pe. 4.12,
13.--2Co 1.7. 1Pe. 4.14,16. Ge 50:20. Ac 5.41 -- Is 65:14. He 11.25, 26 --Re
The Lord Jesus
Christ...will transform the body of our humble state into conformity
with the body of His glory
that which resembled a throne, high up, was a figure with the appearance of
a man. Then I noticed from the appearance of His loins and upward something
like glowing metal that looked like fire all around within it and from the
appearance of His loins and downward I saw something like fire and there was
a radiance around Him... Such was the appearance of the likeness of the
glory of the LORD -- We all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the
glory of the Lord are being transformed into the same image from glory to
glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit -- it has not appeared as yet what
we shall be. We know that, when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we
shall see Him just as He is.
To them I will give in My house and within My
walls a memorial and a name better than that of sons and daughters. I will
give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off -- They shall hunger
no more, neither thirst anymore, neither shall the sun beat down on them,
nor any heat -- Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we
shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last
trumpet for the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised imperishable
and we shall be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable,
and this mortal must put on immortality.
Php 3. 20, 21. Ezek 1.26, 27,
28. 2Co 3.18.--
1Jn 3.2. Is 56.5. Re 7.16.-- 1Co 15:51, 52, 53
JANUARY 27, MORNING
JANUARY 27, EVENING
You know that He
appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.
these last days has spoken to us in His Son... and He is the radiance of His
glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by
the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at
the right hand of the Majesty on high -- He made Him who knew no sin to be
sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay upon earth knowing
that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold... but
with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of
For He was foreknown before the foundation of the
world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you -- The love
of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that One died for all,
therefore all died and He died for all, that they who live should no longer
live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. --
For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
1Jn 3.5. Heb 1.1, 2,
1Pe 1.17, 18, 19, 20.--2Co 5.14, 15 - 1Co 6.20
I have set
before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life
in order that you may live.
I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies declares the Lord GOD.
Therefore, repent and live.
If I had not come and spoken to them, they would
not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.
That slave who knew his master's will and did not
get ready or act in accord with his will, shall receive many lashes -- For
the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in
Christ Jesus our Lord -- He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he
who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on
him -- Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves
for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin
resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?
If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and
where I am, there shall My servant also be; if anyone serves Me, the Father
will honor him --for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise
Me will be lightly esteemed.
Dt 30.19 Ezek 18.32. Jn
Lk 12.47. Ro. 6.23.--Jn 3.36.--
Ro. 6.16. Jn 12.26-- 1Sa 2:30
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JANUARY 28, EVENING
As your days, so shall your strength be.
when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not be anxious beforehand about
what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour; for it is
not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit.-- Do not be anxious for
tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of
The God of Israel Himself gives strength and
power to the people. Blessed be God! -- He gives strength to the weary, And
to him who lacks might He increases power.
grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most
gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power
of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with
insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's
sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong -- I can do all things through
Him who strengthens me -- O my soul, march on with strength.
Dt 33.25. Mk 13.11.--Mt.
Ps 68.35.--Is 40.29. 2Co 12.9, 10.--
Php 4.13.--Jdg 5.21.
Awake, O north wind
and...blow upon my garden, that its spices may flow out.
discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to
those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit
of righteousness.--The fruit of the Spirit.
He removes it by His rough wind in the day of the
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner
man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is
producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while
we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not
seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are
not seen are eternal.
Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from
the things which He suffered.-- One who has been tempted in all things as we
are, yet without sin.
Song 4. 16. He 12.11.--Gal
Is 27. 8. Ps 103.13. 2Co 4.16-18.
He 5.8.--He 4.15.
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JANUARY 29, EVENING
Thou art the God Who
LORD, Thou hast
searched me and known me. Thou dost know when I sit down and when I rise up.
Thou dost understand my thought from afar. Thou dost scrutinize my path and
my lying down, And art intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before
there is a word on my tongue, behold, O LORD, Thou dost know it all...Such
knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, watching
the evil and the good -- The ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD,
and He watches all his paths -- God knows your hearts; for that which is
highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God -- The eyes of
the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support
those whose heart is completely His.
Jesus...did not need anyone to bear witness
concerning man for He Himself knew what was in man -- Lord, You know all
things; You know that I love You.
Ge 16.13. Ps. 139.1, 2, 3,
4, 6 Pr 15.3.--
Pr 5.21. Lk 16.15.--2Ch. 16.9.
Jn 2.24, 25. Jn 21.17.
I will give thanks to
Thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart and will glorify Thy name
who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me and to him who orders
his way aright I shall show the salvation of God -- It is good to give
thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High, to declare
Thy lovingkindness in the morning and Thy faithfulness by night -- Let
everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!
I urge you... brethren, by the mercies of God, to
present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is
your spiritual service of worship -- Jesus... that He might sanctify the
people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate...Through Him then,
let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit
of lips that give thanks to His name -- always giving thanks for all things
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive
power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.
Ps 86.12. Ps 50.23.--Ps
Ps 150.6. Ro 12.1.--He 13.12, 15.--
Ep 5.20. Rev 5.12.
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JANUARY 30, EVENING
Let us run with
endurance the race that is set before us fixing our eyes on Jesus, the
Author and Perfecter of faith
IF anyone wishes to
come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow
Me --So therefore, no one of you can be My disciple who does not give up all
his own possessions -- Let us therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness and
put on the armor of light.
Everyone who competes in the games exercises
self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath,
but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I
box in such a way, as not beating the air but I buffet my body and make it
my slave, lest possibly, after I have preached to others, I myself should be
disqualified-- Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it
yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to
what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call
of God in Christ Jesus -- So let us...press on to know the LORD. His going
forth is as certain as the dawn and He will come to us like the rain, like
the spring rain watering the earth.
He 12.1, 2. Lk. 9.23.--Lk.
Ro. 13.12. 1Co. 9.25-27.--Php 3.13, 14.--
It is good for a man
that he should bear The yoke in his youth.
TRAIN up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not
depart from it.
we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we
respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of
spirits, and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best
to them, but He disciplines us for our good, that we may share His holiness.
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I
keep Thy word. It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I may learn Thy
I know the plans that I have for you, declares the
LORD, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope
-- Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may
exalt you at the proper time -- Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled and
whoever humbles himself shall be exalted -- A man's pride will bring him
low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor.
Lam 3.27 Pr. 22.6. He
Ps. 119.67, 71. Je 29.11.--1Pe. 5.6
-- Mt 23:12 -- Pr 29:23
JANUARY 31, MORNING
JANUARY 31, EVENING
If you do not drive
out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall come
about that those whom you let remain of them will become as pricks in
your eyes and as thorns in your sides, and they shall trouble you in
the land in which you live.
FIGHT the good
fight of faith --The weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but divinely powerful
for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every
lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every
thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
Brethren, we are under obligation, not to the
flesh, to live according to the flesh for if you are living according to the
flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds
of the body, you will live.
The flesh sets its desire against the Spirit and the
Spirit against the flesh for these are in opposition to one another, so that
you may not do the things that you please -- I see a different law in the
members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind, and making me a
prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members -- We overwhelmingly
conquer through Him who loved us.
Nu. 33.55. 1Ti. 6.12.--2Co
Ro. 8.12, 13. Gal 5.17.--Ro 7.23.-- Ro 8.37
If a man sins against
the LORD, who can intercede for him?
anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the
righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours
only, but also for those of the whole world -- Whom God displayed publicly
as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His
righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins
previously committed for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at
the present time, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has
faith in Jesus.
Let Him be gracious to him and say, Deliver him
from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is
for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered
Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one Who justifies.
1Sa2.25. 1John 2.1,
2.--Ro. 3.25, 26.
Job 33.24. Ro. 8.31, 33, 34.