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Morning Meditations for December 7

Daily Light's Morning Reading

He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.II COR. 5:21.

The Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.—Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.—As by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

After that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.—There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

The Lord our Righteousness.

Isa. 53:6. -I Pet. 2:24. -Rom. 5:19.Tit. 3:4-7. -Rom. 8:1.Jer. 23:6.

Spurgeon's Morning Reading

“Base things of the world hath God chosen.”

1 Corinthians 1:28

Walk the streets by moonlight, if you dare, and you will see sinners then. Watch when the night is dark, and the wind is howling, and the picklock is grating in the door, and you will see sinners then. Go to yon jail, and walk through the wards, and mark the men with heavy over-hanging brows, men whom you would not like to meet at night, and there are sinners there. Go to the Reformatories, and note those who have betrayed a rampant juvenile depravity, and you will see sinners there. Go across the seas to the place where a man will gnaw a bone upon which is reeking human flesh, and there is a sinner there. Go where you will, you need not ransack earth to find sinners, for they are common enough; you may find them in every lane and street of every city, and town, and village, and hamlet. It is for such that Jesus died. If you will select me the grossest specimen of humanity, if he be but born of woman, I will have hope of him yet, because Jesus Christ is come to seek and to save sinners. Electing love has selected some of the worst to be made the best. Pebbles of the brook grace turns into jewels for the crown-royal. Worthless dross he transforms into pure gold. Redeeming love has set apart many of the worst of mankind to be the reward of the Saviour’s passion. Effectual grace calls forth many of the vilest of the vile to sit at the table of mercy, and therefore let none despair.

Reader, by that love looking out of Jesus’ tearful eyes, by that love streaming from those bleeding wounds, by that faithful love, that strong love, that pure, disinterested, and abiding love; by the heart and by the bowels of the Saviour’s compassion, we conjure you turn not away as though it were nothing to you; but believe on him and you shall be saved. Trust your soul with him and he will bring you to his Father’s right hand in glory everlasting.

Old Testament Chapter a Day — Job 19

Job 19

19. Job Replies

1And Job answered and said, 2How long will ye vex my soul, and crush me with words? 3These ten times have ye reproached me; ye are not ashamed to stupefy me. 4And be it [that] I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself. 5If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and prove against me my reproach, 6Know now that +God hath overthrown me, and hath surrounded me with his net. 7Behold, I cry out of wrong, and I am not heard; I cry aloud, but there is no judgment. 8He hath hedged up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths. 9He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head. 10He breaketh me down on every side, and I am gone; and my hope hath he torn up as a tree. 11And he hath kindled his anger against me, and hath counted me unto him as one of his enemies. 12His troops have come together and cast up their way against me, and have encamped round about my tent. 13He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are quite estranged from me. 14My kinsfolk have failed, and my known friends have forgotten me. 15The sojourners in my house and my maids count me as a stranger; I am an alien in their sight. 16I called my servant, and he answered not; I entreated him with my mouth. 17My breath is strange to my wife, and my entreaties to the children of my [mother`s] womb. 18Even young children despise me; I rise up, and they speak against me. 19All my intimate friends abhor me, and they whom I loved are turned against me. 20My bones cleave to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth. 21Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, ye my friends; for the hand of +God hath touched me. 22Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh? 23Oh would that my words were written! oh that they were inscribed in a book! 24That with an iron style and lead they were graven in the rock for ever! 25And [as for] me, I know that my Redeemer liveth, and the Last, he shall stand upon the earth; 26And [if] after my skin this shall be destroyed, yet from out of my flesh shall I see +God; 27Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another: -- my reins are consumed within me. 28If ye say, How shall we persecute him? when the root of the matter is found in me, 29Be ye yourselves afraid of the sword! for the sword is fury against misdeeds, that ye may know there is a judgment.

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New Testament in Four Years — Mark 14:32-42

Mark 14:32-42

32And they come unto a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I pray. 33And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly amazed, and sore troubled. 34And he saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto death: abide ye here, and watch. 35And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him. 36And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; remove this cup from me: howbeit not what I will, but what thou wilt. 37And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest thou not watch one hour? 38Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 39And again he went away, and prayed, saying the same words. 40And again he came, and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they knew not what to answer him. 41And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough; the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42Arise, let us be going: behold, he that betrayeth me is at hand.

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Psalm a Day — Psalm 119:81-96

Psalm 119:81-96

81CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation; I hope in thy word. 82Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? 83For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; I do not forget thy statutes. 84How many shall be the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me? 85The proud have digged pits for me, which is not according to thy law. 86All thy commandments are faithfulness. They persecute me wrongfully: help thou me. 87They had almost consumed me upon the earth; but as for me, I forsook not thy precepts. 88Quicken me according to thy loving-kindness, and I will keep the testimony of thy mouth. 89LAMED. For ever, O Jehovah, thy word is settled in the heavens. 90Thy faithfulness is from generation to generation: thou hast established the earth, and it standeth. 91By thine ordinances they stand this day; for all things are thy servants. 92Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction. 93I will never forget thy precepts; for by them thou hast quickened me. 94I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. 95The wicked have awaited me to destroy me; [but] I attend unto thy testimonies. 96I have seen an end of all perfection: thy commandment is exceeding broad.

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