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Chronological Bible Reading: Job 22-24 Chronological Bible Reading: Job 25-28 Chronological Bible Reading: Job 29-32
Monday, January 28 Tuesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 30
Eccl. 9:4 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is Luke 23:48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things † 2 Cor. 5:21 For he hath made [Christ] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we
better than a dead lion. which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Precious Lord My Savior: Crowned and Crucified Lord: Crucified Savior:
Life in its hardest form is better than death, and that is as true in the spiritual All who saw you smote their breasts, but not for the same reasons. They all What did my sins really deserve, for the curse of God to have fallen on
realm as in the physical. It is better for me to be the least in the kingdom of God feared, but not all for the same cause. The outward manifestation of your passion Christ? Forsaken by the Father, you made him a curse because he carried my sin!
than the greatest standing outside it. That means the lowest degree of grace is and death looked the same to everyone, but the differences in response were as I sin willfully, against light and knowledge. I sin knowingly, against love and
superior to the noblest development of unregenerate human nature! many as the people. Some viewed the same event skeptically, others believingly, mercy. I smite my breast as I watch Jesus voluntarily suffer and die. I confess I
Holy Ghost, whenever you conceive eternal life in a soul it is a generous just as some heard the voice of God while others thought it thundered (John 12:29). have intentionally offended.
deposit. Not even the refinement of education and academics can equal that eternal Indefinite fear grounded on a lack of Biblical reasoning often alarms me. We If sin itself is rebellion, then let its sight bring tears to my eyes. I slight the
potential. This means the thief on the cross excelled Caesar in his throne! Lazarus will soon enter the season of storms and tornadoes, and sometimes the sky acts Savior in not considering the implications of the cross. You hung on the tree
lying among the dogs was better than Cicero among his Senators. The most like you are angry. This event at the cross came when you closed the eye of day on in unutterable groans and griefs for me. Have I yet investigated this?
ignorant Christian is, in your sight, superior to an Einstein. those who were mocking and gawking at Christ. Maybe before the next morning If I do not sense myself being forgiven much, I will not love much. If I do
Spiritual life is the only true badge of nobility, so help me take the message they had forgotten. No doubt the next day they were greedy for another bloody not love much I will not pray much. And if I do not pray, it shows I have no faith,
of life today to __________ and __________. Because without it, all people are spectacle. Like a shadow, emotion often crosses our minds but does not leave a for I place no confidence in you. And if I have no confidence in you, I will not
only smoother or rougher specimens of the same lifeless clay, needing to be mark. Why? Because a beating of the breast is not the breaking of the heart. serve you from my heart.
quickened because they are dead in trespasses and sins (Eph. 2:2). How often this has been the result in my own witness to others about Jesus! Oh! Shame on you, my hard foolish heart! Well should you be smitten. May
Living, illuminating, lucid preaching of a pure gospel—however uneducated Many more have shed tears than have been saved. Many more wiped away tears God smite you now with the hammer of his Spirit, to break you in pieces. For it is
in technique or unrefined in style—is better than the most eloquent sermon than had sins wiped away. A handkerchief dried their emotions. L only brokenness that God blesses. Oh, you stony heart! Oh, you cold granite
delivered without your anointing. A living dog keeps watch better than a dead lion, They felt sorry they oppressed the innocent. But all they saw in you Lord, soul! You flinty spirit of mine!
so the worst spiritual preacher is to be preferred over the elegant orator who has was maltreated virtue, suffering manhood, and honor disrespected by injustice. In Well might the sun in darkness hide and shut his glories in,
words but no wisdom, and sound with no spiritual power. the moral and spiritual result of their regret there was no redemptive value. When Christ, the mighty Maker died, for man the creature’s sin.
Give me that anointing to witness to others! Quicken my prayers by your Others among the crowd exhibited emotion based on thoughtful reflection. And might I hide my blushing face while His dear cross appears,
Spirit in them! Make me truly alive to all spiritual life. Let my earnestness answer They saw how they shared in the murder of your innocent Son, so later they got Dissolve my heart in thankfulness, and melt my eyes to tears.
to your urgency! Do not let me die in a grand performance where your presence saved. Help me look beyond your sufferings to your sacrifice for me because, Love so amazing! So divine! Death is not the victor and evil not the master.
was absent. Make me not a dead lion in the sight of a living God. Amen. Mark 15:39 Truly this man was the Son of God. The cross conquers all. Sin is bound, chained and led captive. Glory! Amen.
Chronological Bible Reading: Job 33-36 Chronological Bible Reading: Job 37-39; Psalm 19 Chronological Bible Reading: Job 40-42; Psalm 29
Thursday, January 31 Friday, February 1 Saturday, February 2

Heb. 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things Psa. 22:2-3 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night Psa. 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. season, and am not silent. But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
Holy Father:
I’VE seen the lightning flashing, I’ve heard the thunder roll. O, Our Holy God: I am full of passion, weak in wisdom, and wounded by experience. How can
I’ve felt sin’s breakers dashing, which almost conquered my soul. We will never succumb to the temptation to let go our hold on our only I get right and keep right, so I will be right and stay right?
I’ve heard the voice of my Savior, bidding me still to fight on. strength and solitary hope—prayer! Under no conceivable circumstance can we There is no more important question I can ask. It is a noble ambition. It is
He promised never to leave me, never to leave me alone! give place to the dark thought we should not read the Bible and pray. We did not your high but certain calling I must press toward. Yet nothing is harder than for
in the days of trial and tribulation, and we will not now. me to stay straight. I cannot shirk from responsibility or shrink in the face of
The world’s fierce winds are blowing, temptation sharp and keen. Even if our prayer is unanswered for seven years we will say, Lord you are difficulty. The way of wisdom is to live a pure life by grace.
I have a peace in knowing my Savior stands between— still enthroned as the Holy One. That is settled in our minds. We will not allow the Make the Bible my chart, and help me watch unto prayer (1 Pet. 4:7). Nothing
He stands to shield me from danger when my friends are all gone. faintest breath of suspicion to condense on the fame of our Most Holy God! You prohibits that, and nothing eliminates the need for it. I have to be like you, Lord—
He promised never to leave me, never to leave me alone! are true. You are faithful. Psalm 22 was the worst of all cases. And since it is a and this is exactly what you did (Luke 21:36), even though you were all the fullness
Messianic Psalm, it shows how you did not deliver your Son from death, but of the godhead bodily.
He died on Calvary’s mountain, for me they pierced His side. delivered him up for our sins. Yet in due time, you did finally raise him from the Make my daily life match my study of the Bible. Make my mastery of your
For me He opened that fountain, the crimson, cleansing tide. dead. We do not know why you sometimes deal with us so strangely, but we should word mold and shape my daily activity. Let me take heed to the Holy Spirit, because
For me He waiteth in glory, seated upon His throne. never think you unfaithful. We will not distrust you. Not for an instant. no one is holy without him!
He promised never to leave me, never to leave me alone! We will never stop praying. The glare of daylight will not make us stop. The I have such an accurate roadmap to your will, I need never go astray. Help
gloom at midnight will not make us quit our cries to our God. Why? Because we me follow the hard but right way.
No, never alone, no never alone, recognize one of the Devil’s main goals is to get us to lay aside the weapon I want to be holy, for you are holy (1 Pet. 1:15-16). So let me set a holy watch
He promised never to leave me, He’ll claim me for His own; of all-prayer (Eph. 6:18). As long as we continue to cry, Satan knows he cannot in my heart. Meditating on your word is the best maintenance plan. Let me keep a
No, never alone, no never alone. devour even the weakest member of our flock. Prayer always prevails in time. holy Bible before my eye. Meditating on your word is the best preventive medicine,
He promised never to leave me, Never to leave me alone. Our faith is even more resolved not to put our dependence anywhere but on and I need it so! It tells me your mind, empowers my spirit by the Holy Spirit, and
you. Not on counseling fads or theological fancies. Cold prayers beg for denial; brings my character into conformity to Christ.
—Ludie D. Pickett, 1897 red-hot prayer prevails. We bring it as a battering-ram, our army of souls engaged No gimmick against sinning is equal to simply storing your word in
in spiritual conflict, besieging the mercy seat to win the day over the demonic. With my heart. There is no hiding from temptation unless scripture is hidden in my
š that confidence we pray right now. Amen! soul. Lead me not into temptation but deliver me from evil in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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