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Evening Meditations for April 21

Daily Light's Evening Reading

Enoch walked with God.GEN. 5:22.

Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Having made peace through the blood of his cross . . . You, that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight.—In Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

If, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

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

Amos 3:3.Col. 1:20-22. -Eph. 2:13.Rom. 5:10,11.I John 1:3.II Cor. 13:14.

Spurgeon's Evening Reading

“Who is even at the right hand of God.”

Romans 8:34

He who was once despised and rejected of men, now occupies the honourable position of a beloved and honoured Son. The right hand of God is the place of majesty and favour. Our Lord Jesus is his people’s representative. When he died for them, they had rest; he rose again for them, they had liberty; when he sat down at his Father’s right hand, they had favour, and honour, and dignity. The raising and elevation of Christ is the elevation, the acceptance, and enshrinement, the glorifying of all his people, for he is their head and representative. This sitting at the right hand of God, then, is to be viewed as the acceptance of the person of the Surety, the reception of the Representative, and therefore, the acceptance of our souls. O saint, see in this thy sure freedom from condemnation. “Who is he that condemneth?” Who shall condemn the men who are in Jesus at the right hand of God?

The right hand is the place of power. Christ at the right hand of God hath all power in heaven and in earth. Who shall fight against the people who have such power vested in their Captain? O my soul, what can destroy thee if Omnipotence be thy helper? If the aegis of the Almighty cover thee, what sword can smite thee? Rest thou secure. If Jesus is thine all-prevailing King, and hath trodden thine enemies beneath his feet; if sin, death, and hell are all vanquished by him, and thou art represented in him, by no possibility canst thou be destroyed.

“Jesu’s tremendous name

Puts all our foes to flight:

Jesus, the meek, the angry Lamb,

A Lion is in fight.

“By all hell’s host withstood;

We all hell’s host o'erthrow;

And conquering them, through Jesu’s blood

We still to conquer go.”

Old Testament Chapter a Day — Jeremiah 45

Jeremiah 45

45. Message to Baruch

1The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch the son of Nerijah, when he wrote these words in a book at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, the king of Judah, saying, 2Thus sayeth Jehovah, the God of Israel, concerning thee, Baruch: 3Thou didst say, Woe unto me! for Jehovah hath added grief to my sorrow; I am weary with my sighing, and I find no rest. 4Thus shalt thou say unto him, Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, what I have built do I overthrow, and what I have planted I pluck up, even this whole land. 5And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek [them] not; for behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith Jehovah; but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou shalt go.

New Testament in Four Years — Ephesians 5:8-14

Ephesians 5:8-14

8For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as children of light 9(for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10proving what is well-pleasing unto the Lord; 11and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them; 12for the things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even to speak of. 13But all things when they are reproved are made manifest by the light: for everything that is made manifest is light. 14Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon thee.

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Psalm a Day — Psalm 89:1-29

Psalm 89:1-29

89. Psalm 89

1{An instruction. Of Ethan the Ezrahite.} I will sing of the loving-kindness of Jehovah for ever; with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness from generation to generation. 2For I said, Loving-kindness shall be built up for ever; in the very heavens wilt thou establish thy faithfulness. 3I have made a covenant with mine elect, I have sworn unto David my servant: 4Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne from generation to generation. Selah. 5And the heavens shall celebrate thy wonders, O Jehovah, and thy faithfulness in the congregation of the saints. 6For who in the heaven can be compared to Jehovah? [who] among the sons of the mighty shall be likened to Jehovah? 7God is greatly to be feared in the council of the saints, and terrible for all that are round about him. 8Jehovah, God of hosts, who is like unto thee, the strong Jah? And thy faithfulness is round about thee. 9*Thou* rulest the pride of the sea: when its waves arise, *thou* stillest them. 10Thou hast crushed Rahab as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with the arm of thy strength. 11Thine are the heavens, the earth also is thine; the world and its fulness, *thou* hast founded them. 12The north and the south, *thou* hast created them: Tabor and Hermon triumph in thy name. 13Thine is the arm of might: strong is thy hand, high is thy right hand. 14Righteousness and judgment are the foundation of thy throne; loving-kindness and truth go before thy face. 15Blessed is the people that know the shout of joy: they walk, O Jehovah, in the light of thy countenance. 16In thy name are they joyful all the day, and in thy righteousness are they exalted. 17For thou art the glory of their strength; and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted. 18For Jehovah is our shield, and the Holy One of Israel, our king. 19Then thou spakest in vision of thy Holy One, and saidst, I have laid help upon a mighty one; I have exalted one chosen out of the people. 20I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him: 21With whom my hand shall be established; and mine arm shall strengthen him. 22No enemy shall exact upon him, nor the son of wickedness afflict him; 23But I will beat down his adversaries before his face, and will smite them that hate him. 24And my faithfulness and my loving-kindness shall be with him, and by my name shall his horn be exalted. 25And I will set his hand in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. 26*He* shall call unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation; 27And as to me, I will make him firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth. 28My loving-kindness will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him; 29And I will establish his seed for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

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