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Today's Devotion (Thursday, Jun 30)

Jonathan Bagster's Daily Light on the Daily Path (Daily)

Morning:

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.

My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor
faint when thou art rebuked of him: for whom the Lord loveth he
chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.--For whom
the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son [in
whom] he delighteth.--He maketh sore, and bindeth up: he
woundeth, and his hands make whole.--Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
--I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
--He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us
according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the
earth, [so] great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far
as the east is from the west, [so] far hath he removed our
transgressions from us. Like as a father pitieth [his] children,
[so] the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our
frame; he remembereth that we [are] dust.

Re 3:19 Heb 12:5,6 Pr 3:12 Job 5:18 1Pe 5:6 Isa 48:10 La 3:33
Ps 103:10-14


Evening:

God [is] in heaven, and thou upon earth:
therefore let thy words be few.

When ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen [do]:
for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what
things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

They . . . called on the name of Baal from morning even
until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us.

Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee,
and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus
with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men
[are], extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this
publican. . . . And the publican, standing afar off, would not
lift up so much as [his] eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his
breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this
man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other.

Lord, teach us to pray.

Ec 5:2 Mt 6:7,8 1Ki 18:26 Lu 18:10,11,13,14 Lu 11:1